WARNING Once the child’s new passport application
has been received, the old passport will be cancelled
immediately and cannot be used for travel. Anyone
attempting to travel on a cancelled passport will be
Other New Zealand travel document
You are required to send us the child’s previous New Zealand
Refugee Travel Document, Certiﬁcate of Identity or
Emergency Travel Document, with this application
whether it is expired or not. This travel document will
be cancelled and retained by the Passport Oce.
If the child’s travel document has been lost or stolen, ﬁll in
The Department of Internal Aairs reserves the right to
request the return of any travel document at any time.
Child’s entitlement to a New Zealand Passport
Only New Zealand citizens are entitled to a New Zealand
Passport. The information you give us will help us
conﬁrm that the child is a New Zealand citizen.
Children born in New Zealand, Niue, the Cook Islands
or Tokelau before 1 January 2006 are automatically
New Zealand citizens by birth.
Children born on, or after 1 January 2006 are only
NewZealand citizens if at least one of their parents was
a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, Niue, the
Cook Islands or Tokelau at the time of the child’s birth.
The child’s birth record will clearly state if a child born
on, or after 1 January 2006 is not a citizen by birth.
If a child is not a New Zealand citizen by birth, he or
she must obtain citizenship before they are entitled to
a New Zealand Passport.
Born in New Zealand and a citizen by birth
If the child was born in New Zealand and is a citizen
by birth tick this option to indicate their entitlement.
Born in Niue, the Cook Islands or Tokelau and a
citizen by birth
If the child was born in Niue, the Cook Islands or
Tokelau and is a citizen by birth, tick this option to
indicate their entitlement.
You will need to send us the child’s original birth
certiﬁcate if you are applying for the child’s ﬁrst
New Zealand citizenship by grant or descent
If the child has obtained New Zealand citizenship either
by grant or by descent, ﬁll in the child’s name and
citizenship certiﬁcate number in the spaces provided.
If you believe the child is entitled to citizenship but
has not obtained a citizenship certiﬁcate, you will need
to contact the Citizenship Oce (you must determine
the child’s citizenship status through the New Zealand
Citizenship Oce before we can issue them with a
New Zealand Passport. Visit www.citizenship.govt.nz
for more information).
Names at birth
To conﬁrm that the child is entitled to a New Zealand
Passport, we need to know their name at birth. We also
need to know the names of the parents as they appear on
the child’s birth record, and the mother’s name at her birth.
If the child was legally adopted, write the names of
the adoptive parents and the names that the child
was given after adoption.
This information should match what is written on the
child’s birth record.
Name change by statutory declaration or
If the child’s name has ever been changed by statutory
declaration or deed poll, you must ﬁll in this section.
Write the child’s most recent name change. If the name
has been changed more than once, write the details
on a separate piece of paper and send it with this
For any name changes made outside New Zealand, you
need to send us the original documents with this application.
If the child was born overseas, you need to send us the
original name change documents for any name change
registered in New Zealand before 25 January 2009.
Child’s emergency contact
Give us the name and contact details of a person who
can be contacted in emergency situations.
If the child has an accident, becomes sick, or is
involved in an incident while they are travelling
overseas, someone can be contacted on their behalf.
We recommend that you choose a person who is
not likely to be travelling with you or the child.
Declaration for a lost, stolen or damaged
passport, or other travel document
Fill in this section only if the child’s passport or travel
document has been lost, stolen or damaged.
The declaration must include details of how, when and
where the passport was lost, stolen or damaged.
If your child’s passport has been lost, stolen or damaged
and you do not wish to apply for a replacement passport
immediately, you must notify the New Zealand Passport
Oce as soon as possible so their passport can be
invalidated and cannot be used for travel. Please contact
your nearest New Zealand Passport Oce for advice on
how to do this.
If your child’s passport or travel document has been lost,
stolen or damaged outside New Zealand, and you require
assistance or advice on how to obtain an emergency
passport, please contact your nearest New Zealand
Passport Oce, Embassy or High Commision.
The loss or theft of a passport or travel document
is a serious matter. If the child’s passport or travel
document has been lost or stolen, processing may take
longer as we may need to make further enquiries.
What is a statutory declaration?
A statutory declaration is a written statement
declaring something to be true in the presence of
an authorised witness.
Will I need to complete this section?
Complete the statutory declaration only if any of the
following apply to the child:
• the child is wearing a head covering or headband in
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