New Zealand Embassy The Hague, The Netherlands

Passports

Applying for a new or replacement New Zealand passport

The Passports Office website provides comprehensive information about how to apply for a passport, including fees and where to send your application.

Application forms are on the website.

New Zealand passports are issued by the Department of Internal Affairs. The New Zealand Embassy in The Hague does not issue passports.

You can send your application to the Passports Office in either London or New Zealand. If you wish to send your application to New Zealand through the New Zealand Embassy this will attract an additional $NZ50 fee.

The processing time for a correctly completed application by the Passports Office in London is 10 working days plus postage time. The Passports Office in London also offers an urgent service which takes 3 working days plus postage time.

For further information about passports, please email the , or contact their London office:

Department of Internal Affairs (Passports Office)
New Zealand High Commission
New Zealand House
80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TQ
England
Tel: +44 20 7930 8422

Emergency Travel Document

The New Zealand Embassy in The Hague may be able to issue an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) to New Zealand citizens overseas in emergency and compassionate situations where:

  • the person needs to travel;
  • his/her previous New Zealand passport has been lost or stolen; and
  • the person is unable to obtain an urgent passport direct from Department of Internal Affairs' offices in London in sufficient time.

ETDs have a validity of up to twelve months.

Processing time for an ETD is up to three working days.

Passports for children born to New Zealanders overseas

Before a child born outside New Zealand to one or more New Zealand parents can get a New Zealand passport, the child must be registered as a New Zealand Citizen by Descent.

It is possible to apply for New Zealand Citizenship by Descent and a New Zealand passport simultaneously In this case, the applications should be posted together to the Citizenship Office.

For information on registering your child as a New Zealand Citizen by Descent, please refer to the section 'Registering for New Zealand Citizenship by Descent' on the right hand navigation bar.

Please visit the Passports Office website for information on applying for a New Zealand passport, including the applicable fees. Application forms can be downloaded from the website.

If you have any questions about passports, please email the , or contact their London office:

Department of Internal Affairs (Passports Office)
New Zealand High Commission
New Zealand House
80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TQ
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7930 8422

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