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Fees and charges - certificates of identity and refugee travel documents

Refugee Travel Document Fee from 30 November 2015

New Zealand certificates of identity and refugee travel documents will cost NZ$105.00 from 30 November 2015.

You cannot apply online for certificates of identity and refugee travel documents.

When we have all the information we need and the correct payment we will process your application. It will take a minimum of 20 working days.

Remember to add on delivery time to and from the Passport office.


Cost of your application

A certificate of identity or refugee travel document costs NZ$81.70.


How to pay

If you apply by mail you can pay your fee by credit card, cheque or money order.


If you apply in person at a Passport office counter you can also pay by cash or EFTPOS.

Cheque and money order payments

  • fill in all parts of the cheque or money order and make it payable to the 'Department of Internal Affairs'
  • if your cheque is dishonoured you will have to pay additional bank or debt collection charges

Credit card payments

  • provide all requested details in section 12 of the form
  • Diners card is not accepted

Fees are not refundable

The payment for a certificate of identity or refugee travel document is not refundable if your application is declined.


Delivery details

Your travel document will be delivered by courier.