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Apply for a Certificate of Identity or Refugee Travel Document – application form

Important: You cannot apply online for a Certificate of Identity or Refugee Travel Document.

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Front page of the Renewal application form

Read this page carefully to make sure you are filling in the correct form.

What is a Certificate of Identity?

A Certificate of Identity may be issued to a person who is not a New Zealand citizen and cannot obtain a passport from their country of citizenship. A New Zealand Certificate of Identity is valid for a maximum of 1 year, and is valid from the date of issue until the date of expiry.

What is a Refugee Travel Document?

A Refugee Travel Document may be issued to a person who is not a New Zealand citizen and who has refugee status confirmed by Immigration New Zealand. A New Zealand Refugee Travel Document is valid for a maximum of 2 years, and is valid from the date of issue until the date of expiry.

Download and print the Certificate of Identity or Refugee Travel Document form

Application form for a Certificate of Identity or Refugee Travel Document PDF, 16 pages, 255kb
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Find out how much your travel document will cost
and how long it will take.

Other situations:


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If you already have a New Zealand passport

AND

  • it’s about to expire, or you’ve run out of empty pages
  • you’re 16 years of age or older
  • your name is the same as your current passport, AND
  • your passport is not lost, stolen or destroyed.

Use the simpler renewal form


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Use the adult passport application if you're over 16 years

AND

  • you are applying for a New Zealand passport for the first time
  • your name has changed since your last passport was issued, OR
  • your New Zealand passport has been lost or stolen.

Adult passport application form


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Applying for a New Zealand passport for a child under 16 years

Use the child passport application form
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How to complete this form

Refer to the guide notes attached to the form, or continue reading the Certificate of Identity or Refugee Travel Document application information on this website.

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The downloadable version of this form has most of the colour and shading removed so it can be printed in black and white. You need to print it on high quality A4 sized paper. You must send the complete application form, even if some pages have not been filled in and there are empty fields. This will help to ensure your application is not unnecessarily delayed.