New Zealand High Commission Pretoria, South Africa

Registration of New Zealand Citizenship by Descent

New Zealand citizenship by descent carries the right to live in New Zealand and hold a New Zealand passport.

The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs is responsible for processing Applications for New Zealand citizenship. Application forms and full information on citizenship can be obtained from

If you have difficulty accessing this website or queries regarding the citizenship application process, please contact the New Zealand High Commission, Pretoria:

Telephone:(+ 27 12) 435 9000
Public office hours: Monday-Friday 9am – 12 noon; 1pm – 4pm.

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