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Urgent travel

Important:  You cannot submit an urgent online application to renew your passport.

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Need to travel in a hurry? Have your travel plans changed?

If you pay an additional fee and upgrade to an urgent application your passport can be issued within 3 working days. We will use a courier to deliver it, or you can collect it from a Passport office. Standard passport applications can take up to 10 working days, not including delivery time.

Contact us if your travel is extremely urgent, or if it's a family emergency, and we can usually help you even faster.

    Passport website outage 30th November 7:00am - 11:59pm

    The Passport website including the Online Renewal Service will be unavailable between 7:00am and 11:59pm NZST Sunday 30th November due to planned system maintenance. You may want to check back from time to time as you may be able to access the website earlier. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Urgent travel from New ZealandMap of New Zealand

    If you're in New Zealand you can submit an urgent passport application or use our after-hours service (by appointment only).

  • Urgent travel from AustraliaMap of Australia

    The New Zealand Passport office in Sydney is able to process urgent applications and provides an after-hours service (by appointment only).

  • Urgent travel from the United KingdomMap of the United Kingdom

    The New Zealand Passport office in London is able to process urgent applications and provides an after-hours service (by appointment only).

  • Travel from other countriesMap of the world showing North Amercia and part of South America, Europe and Africa

    You can contact your nearest New Zealand Embassy, High Commission or Consulate office, or use an international courier to send your application.