New Zealand Embassy Ankara, Turkey

Applying for an Emergency Travel Document

Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are recognised by international Border Control authorities and have been introduced to further enhance the overall security of New Zealand travel documentation. ETDs ensure New Zealanders who need to travel in an emergency have access to a short-term, “leading edge technology" document that has all the key features of a machine readable passport.


  • Is a short-term, machine-readable travel document issued to New Zealanders overseas in emergency and compassionate situations when they need to travel urgently and do not have a valid passport.
  • Is not a replacement passport – it is an emergency travel document and will only be issued in an emergency.
  • Is a high integrity, machine-readable travel document with unique security features similar to the standard full-validity machine-readable passport.
  • Is similar in appearance to a standard New Zealand passport.
  • May be valid for up to twelve months only.
  • Costs NZ$ 350 for an adult or a child and includes the cost of a new full validity replacement passport upon application to Department of Internal Affairs Passport Offices in New Zealand, Sydney or London before the expiry date of the ETD.

Applying for an Emergency Travel Document

New Zealand citizens in Turkey only

The ETD takes up to three working days to process from the time we receive the application. In order to begin processing an ETD we require:

  • A fully completed ETD application form. (This can be obtained from the Embassy in Ankara, the Honorary Consulate in Istanbul or it can be downloaded from the Emergency Travel Document page at the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs website.)
  • Two passport sized photos one of which must be witnessed on the back. Please see the application form for the correct photograph standards. These were revised in June 2005 and if the photo you provide does not meet the standard requirements, your application will not be able to be processed.
  • Some form of identification such as a New Zealand driver’s licence or a full New Zealand birth certificate. 
  • An emergency travel document costs NZ$ 350.00 but must be paid in the local currency of the country where your application is being processed.
New Zealand citizens in Jordan or Israel

Please contact the local British Embassy

British Embassy, Amman, Jordan
(PO Box 87) Abdoun
Amman 11118
Telephone: +(962 6) 590 9200
Fax: +(962 6) 590 9279

British Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel
192 Hayarkon Street
Tel Aviv 63405
Telephone: +(972 3) 725 1222
Fax: +(972 3) 510 1167 Consular

For further options on applying for a new passport or if your New Zealand passport please go to the Applying for a New Passport page.

For further information on ETDs please visit the passports section of the Department of Internal Affairs’ website.

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