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New Zealand passports | Uruwhenua Aotearoa

The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua

Can I apply online?

Can I apply online?

We need to check that you can use this service. Please answer the following questions and click
Can I apply online?
* You are required to answer all questions on this checklist
* Do you need to use your passport for travel within the next 10 working days? Warning: Once your passport application has been submitted, your old passport will be cancelled immediately and cannot be used for travel. Anyone attempting to travel on a cancelled passport will be refused travel.
* What letter appears under the heading Type on your passport? Go to the photo page of your passport, the 'type' letter is near your photo
* Have you checked your photo using our Online Photo Checker tool? We recommend you check the photo using the Online Photo Checker before you start.
* Are you renewing your Diplomatic or Official passport? "Diplomatic" or "Official" will appear on the cover.
* Has your most recent passport ever been reported as lost or stolen? We consider you have reported your passport lost or stolen if you have told the Department of Internal Affairs the Police, or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
* Have you changed your name since your last passport was issued?
* Do you have an endorsement printed on the observation page of your passport? A passport endorsement is where additional information is added to the observation page of your passport. (e.g. if you are unable to sign for your passport).
* Do you require an endorsement to be printed on the observation page of your renewed passport?
An endorsement will be printed in your passport for the following reasons:
  • you wear a head covering for religious or medical reasons as part of normal attire.
  • you are unable to sign your passport.
  • your full name contains more than 48 characters (including spaces).
* Are you 16 years or over?