Emergency travel document when outside of New Zealand
If you’re overseas and don’t have a current passport and need to travel in a hurry you can apply for an emergency travel document. But it may be better to apply for an urgent passport online, as this is often quicker, depending on where you are in the world. It's also less expensive and lasts much longer.
Not accepted everywhere
An emergency travel document is not accepted by all countries e.g. USA, and this includes being transit.
Emergency travel document fee
An emergency travel document costs a flat fee of NZD$530.00 and you need to contact a New Zealand High Commission or embassy. You can’t get one in New Zealand.
Valid for one year
An emergency document is only valid for a year. Before it expires you need to send it to us, so we can give you a standard passport. If you apply for an urgent passport online, you get a standard passport straight away and you won't need to do this.
Download an application form
Emergency travel document application form (PDF 1.6MB)