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Apply for a new adult passport – previous documents

Details of previous travel documents help prove your identity

You are not able to apply for a new adult passport online.

The following section explains what information you are required to provide if you have been issued other New Zealand travel documents in the past. Read the instructions carefully to confirm which sections of the form you need to fill in.

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Application section 5 – Previous New Zealand Passport or other New Zealand travel document

You must fill in this section if you have ever had a travel document issued by the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs. Travel documents include adult passports, children’s passports, emergency travel documents, certificates of identity or refugee travel documents.

 

Previous passport or travel document checklist

Updating the details of your existing passport?
  • You need to refer to your most recent passport and tell us the passport number, OR
  • Fill in section 9 of the adult passport application form and declare your previous passport lost or stolen.
  • When you submit your application your previous New Zealand passport will be cancelled and cannot be used for travel. Renewing your passport can take up to 10 working days, plus delivery time.
  • You don't need to send us your old New Zealand passport when you apply to renew it.
Have you already been issued an Emergency Travel Document and you’re now getting your full replacement passport?
  • You must send us the Emergency Travel Document – even if it has expired, OR
  • Fill in section 9 of the adult passport application form and declare your previous Emergency Travel Document lost.
Have you at any time been issued a Certificate of Identity or Refugee Travel Document and you’re applying for your first New Zealand passport?
  • You must send us your existing Certificate of Identity or Refugee Travel Document – even if it has expired, OR
  • Fill in section 9 of the adult passport application form and declare your previous travel document lost.

Help protect New Zealand's security

You must provide the document number from your most recent passport or New Zealand travel document or declare the document lost or stolen. If the passport or travel document is lost or stolen:

  • a police report is required, AND
  • you must complete section 9 of the form to declare your passport lost or stolen.
  • We will then cancel the lost passport to protect your identity and New Zealand’s border security.

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Application section 9 – Declaration for a lost or stolen passport or other travel document

Only fill in this section of the form if:
  • you are replacing a New Zealand passport that has been lost or stolen, OR
  • you are applying for your first New Zealand passport and your other New Zealand travel document has been lost or stolen.

You are required to provide a police report and an explanation of how the document was lost or stolen in section 9 of the form.

Your application may be delayed

The loss or theft of a passport or travel document is a serious matter. Replacing your passport may take longer as we may need to make further enquiries before we can complete processing your application.

Declaration checklist

Have you given us details of how the document was stolen?
  • Include as many details as possible, including the address where you believe the loss or theft occurred.
  • If you need more space to provide further details attach a separate piece of paper to your application form.
Do you know the details of the lost or stolen document?
  • Fill in the document number and tell us where and when the document was issued.
Have you checked all the details of your declaration?
  • The person named on the passport must sign and date the bottom of page 7.
  • Don’t forget to sign the applicant declaration at section 11 on the bottom of page 8.