New Zealand High Commission Suva, Fiji

Applying for a New Zealand passport

Under normal circumstances, the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs is responsible for issuing, renewing and extending New Zealand passports. Check under the “Services” section of their website for details.

This High Commission provides an emergency service for the issue of new passports. The passport will be processed within three working days. The fee is:
Adults: F$277, Children: F$208

If you need to make use of this service, please call the High Commission (331 1422) Monday-Friday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm for further information and an application form. Alternatively, the application form can be downloaded from the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs website.

This High Commission can also provide an additional set of visa pages (F$32) and endorse a passport (F$32).

There is a supplementary urgent priority fee of F$139.

From 1 October 2003 all New Zealand citizens visiting the United States of America (USA) will require a machine readable passport to satisfy the visa waiver requirements. The visa waiver programme means you can enter the USA without a visa for a specified period, subject to the rules of their programme.

The United States currently has a visa waiver programme for passport holders from 27 countries, including New Zealand, if they are entering the USA for travel or business purposes for a maximum period of 90 days. These countries are defined by the USA as ‘visa- waiver’ countries.

This change in policy will affect New Zealand citizens who currently hold a non-machine readable passport if they intend to visit the USA after 1 October.

If you are unsure if your current passport is machine readable then check with the High Commission Consular Officer.

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