New Zealand High Commission New Delhi, India

Issuing Emergency Travel Documents

Under normal circumstances the Department of Internal Affairs is responsible for issuing, renewing and extending New Zealand passports.

The New Zealand High Commission in New Delhi is not able to issue new/replacement passports to New Zealand citizens. Under emergency situations or for lost/stolen passports the New Zealand High Commission may issue an Emergency Travel Document (ETD). This service takes three working days.

The first thing you should do if your New Zealand passport has been stolen or lost is report it immediately to the local police and obtain a police report.

To process a ETD application we require:

  • A completed ETD application form and Declaration of Loss of a New Zealand Passport form, both available for downloading from the Department of Internal Affairs website or by contacting the New Zealand High Commission, New Delhi
  • Two passport photographs each of which should be 35mm by 45mm in size (excluding border). One photo is to be verified on the back in accordance with the instructions on the passport application form. Do not crop photos yourselves – we will do this.
    Please Note: If you are not able to find someone to act as identifier and witness your photo you must:
    Complete the statutory declaration attached to the application form stating that you do not have anyone who can act as identifier to witness your photo
  • Application fee – refer to the List of Consular Fees for the amount of fee applicable to your application
  • Original copy of police report
  • Some form of identification such as a New Zealand driving license or full New Zealand birth certificate.

Please Note: If you wish to have your new passport couriered to you there will be an additional cost. Please contact the New Zealand High Commission, New Delhi to find out the cost of the courier service.

After obtaining a fresh first time passport or a replacement passport, New Zealand citizens are advised to go to the local Foreign Regional Registration Office (FRRO) to obtain a visa for stay in India.

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