If you’re a New Zealand citizen and you’ve never had a New Zealand passport (even as child) and are 16 years or older, you can apply online or via paper.
To apply online you need a RealMe verified account in the same name you want in your passport. This is not the same as a RealMe login.
Set up a RealMe verified identity
You also need:
referee details - their passport number, name, phone number, email address (optional), date of birth
a digital photo - taken in the last 6 months, in colour, as a .JPG or .JPEG file
credit card or debit card or prezzi card - no eftpos, Paypal, electronic bank transfer. A standard adult passport costs $191.
If you are eligible to apply online for your first passport, you can choose to renew your children’s passports at the same time. This means you can submit and pay for the applications as a family group. To renew your children’s passports you must be their parent or legal guardian.
You will need to complete your Adult Verified application first, and then add the applications for your children. Only one adult can be part of the family group. Each application will be given its own reference number, which can be used to log into the group application.
Start the application process
If you don’t have a RealMe verified account, you can complete our online editable PDF form, print and send to us. You also need a recent photo that meets our requirements.
New adult passport application (PDF 1.2MB)