New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

New Zealand citizenship

New Zealand citizenship carries the right to live permanently in New Zealand and hold a New Zealand passport. A New Zealand citizenship can be obtained in three ways.

  • Through birth in New Zealand, the Cook islands, Niue, Tokelau and the Ross Dependency (Antarctica).
  • By grant, with the approval of the Minister of Internal Affairs. (A New Zealand Residency holder who has lived in New Zealand for more than five years is eligible to apply for citizenship)
  • By descent, which covers children born outside New Zealand to a parent who is a New Zealand citizen by birth or through grant.

Application form to New Zealand citizenship is available from the Embassy. All applications are processed by the Citizenship Office in Wellington, New Zealand. Further information can be obtained from the:

Citizenship Office
Telephone: 64 4 474 8118 or 474 8122
Facsimile: 64 4 474 8006

Citizenship application fees

  • Adult: $470.20 (KRW 383,000)
  • Child (under 16): $235.10 (KRW 192,000)
  • Registration by Descent (Birth Registration): NZ$204.40 (KRW 167,000)
  • Application for Confirmation of NZ Citizenship: NZ$112.40 (KRW 92,000)
  • Embassy Courier Charge: NZ$50 (KRW 41,000)

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