New Zealand passports | Uruwhenua Aotearoa

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Check your photo online

The Online Passport Service and Online Photo Checker website outage - 6th - 7th July

The Online Passport Service and Online Photo Checker will be unavailable between 10:00pm Saturday 6th and 3:00pm Sunday the 7th August 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.

A photo is an essential part of your passport, and has very specific requirements that must be met to be acceptable for your online passport application. Review the online photo requirements.

You can check your photo meets our requirements before you start the online application process.

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Any questions

Contact our office us by Free phone 0800 22 52 12 (NZ only) or +64 (4)463 9375 if outside of New Zealand.


A photo that is successfully uploaded to the Online Service as part of an Online application still needs to be assessed by our office to ensure it meets all photo requirements. As a result of this assessment the photo may not meet all requirements, and you will be contacted about providing a new photo.