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COVID-19 update: At alert Level 4, please only apply for a passport if you require it for urgent travel or identity purposes. If you are applying for an urgent passport, apply online.
Almost everyone can do this from anywhere in the world. No paper, postage or visits to our office. Check if you can - it takes less than a minute.
We step you through what happens from start to finish.
You need your previous passport (if you have one), the details of a person who is your referee, a photo, and a credit card. It's that simple.
You can save an incomplete application for up to 7 days.
To return to your saved application, login with your RealMe username and password and enter the application reference number from your confirmation email.
A standard adult passport costs NZD$191 and takes up to 10 working days to process. An urgent passport costs NZD$382 and takes up to 3 working days to process. Further fees information available here.
You need a photo as part of your passport application. It needs to meet our requirements to be accepted. More information on photos can be found here.
You can apply online if you need a passport within 3 working days. Or you can call us if you need to travel sooner or you have an emergency.
We can replace most people's lost, stolen or damaged passports online. Find out what you need to do.
To change the name in your passport you need a new passport. If your name change took place in New Zealand you can renew your passport online.