New Zealand Embassy The Hague, The Netherlands

Obtaining a New Zealand birth, death, marriage or civil union certificate

Copies of New Zealand Birth, Death, Marriage and Civil Union Certificates can be ordered direct from the New Zealand Births, Deaths and Marriages Office.

Some countries require New Zealand documents to be authenticate by means of an apostille certificate before they are accepted for use in that country.  Please refer to the Department of Internal Affairs website (under services - apostille certification) for further details on the process for obtaining an apostille. Alternatively, you could email them on or phone them on +64 4 4702928.

Processing time is up to 5 working days.

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