New Zealand High Commission Canberra, Australia

New Zealand citizenship for Australians

Citizenship by Grant

A minimum of five years residence in New Zealand is required and certain criteria must be met, including satisfactory character and language references, to become a New Zealand citizen by grant.

Citizenship by Birth

Generally, all persons born in New Zealand are New Zealand citizens, irrespective of the status of their parents. There are a few limited exceptions such as children of people with diplomatic status.

For further information on citizenship, contact:

New Zealand Passport Office

Level 10, 55 Hunter Street
Sydney NSW 2000
AUSTRALIA

Mailing Address: GPO Box 365
Sydney NSW 1041
AUSTRALIA

Telephone: +61 - (0)2 - 9225 2300
Facsimile: +61 - (0)2 - 9223 0223
Website: www.dia.govt.nz

Identity Services

Department of Internal Affairs
47 Boulcott Street
Wellington
NEW ZEALAND

Mailing Address: PO Box 10-526, Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: 0800 - 225 151 (within New Zealand)
Facsimile: +64 - (0)4 - 474 8006
Website: www.dia.govt.nz

 

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