New Zealand passports | Uruwhenua Aotearoa

The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua

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Renewing your passport ONLINE? Check your photo now.

The easiest way to check that your photo meets our requirements when you apply for a renewal of your New Zealand Passport Online is to use our photo checking tool.

Check your photos before you apply

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Need to renew your passport?

The easiest way to renew your New Zealand passport is to apply online, you won't need to print off forms, mail us anything or visit a Passport office.

Find out how to renew your passport online

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Choose the right application form.

There's now a different form for adult renewals, new adult passports, and a form for children under 16 years.

Find out which form you need to use

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Plans changed? Need to travel in a hurry? Family emergency?

Upgrade to an urgent application to get your passport within 3 working days. If it's a family emergency, contact us, we will do our best to help you.

"Kia ora, how can we help?"

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Off to Australia? Save time with SmartGate.

If you have an e-passport you can use the express immigration and customs lines at Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane international airports.

Learn more about SmartGate

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Important Passport Information

Passport Office Easter Day Hours

The Passport Office will be closed on Friday the 3rd of April and Monday the 6th of April for Easter. During this time a Call Out service is available by appointment, please contact us for further information. Our office will reopen with full services on Tuesday the 7th of April.

Fees, processing and delivery times

Processing times only start once we have a complete and accurate application. You can also apply in either Australia or the United Kingdom. International courier fees may also be charged when you submit your form.

Find out how much your passport will cost

Saved an incomplete online application?

If you've started filling out the form to renew your adult passport and saved an incomplete form you have 7 days to finish your application.

Log on to complete your application