New Zealand Embassy Rome, Italy

Issuing Emergency Travel Documents

New Zealand Embassies issue Emergency Travel Documents (ETD) valid 1 year only, if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged and you need to travel for emergency and compassionate reasons.

An ETD will be issued within a maximum of three working days on receipt of a correct, completed and signed application form.

An Emergency Travel Document is not a replacement passport and issue is not considered to be an afterhours service.

In order to begin processing your application, we require:

  • A correctly completed and signed application form. These are also available from the New Zealand Embassy and its Honorary Consuls
  • Two passport-sized photographs in line with the standards indicated on the form itself – one photo should be witnessed on the back
  • Your original police report which you must request from the police (see lost and stolen passports section). This will be returned to you by the Embassy for airline/insurance purposes etc
  • Some form of identification such as a New Zealand driver’s licence or full New Zealand birth certificate (naming both parents)
  • A fee payable in cash of Euro 200. If you do not have the funds contact your family asking them to pay directly to the Department of Internal Affairs for you. The Embassy can issue an ETD upon receipt of funds confirmation from the Department of Internal Affairs

If you are in one of the Embassy’s other countries of accreditation and have less than a week before you next need your passport, after having reported the loss of your passport to both the police and the Department of Internal Affairs (see lost and stolen passports section), you may apply for an emergency travel document at a British Embassy or Consulate [external link]for return to New Zealand or to London to apply for a replacement New Zealand passport. These documents do not allow travel on to other countries.

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