New Zealand passport

New Zealand passports (Māori: Uruwhenua Aotearoa) are issued to New Zealand citizens for the purpose of international travel by the Department of Internal Affairs. New Zealand has a passport possession rate of around 70% of the population and there are around 2.9 million New Zealand passports in circulation.[2] It is ranked as one of the most powerful passports in the world.[3]

  • New Zealand passport
  • Uruwhenua Aotearoa
The front cover of a contemporary New Zealand biometric passport (with chip ).
TypePassport
Issued by Department of Internal Affairs
First issued
  • 1915 (first version)
  • 1992 (machine-readable passport)
  • 4 November 2005 (biometric passport)
  • 23 November 2009 (current version)
PurposeIdentification
Valid inAll countries
EligibilityNew Zealand citizens
ExpirationAge at date of Application:

15-: 5 Years from Date of Issue

16+: 10 Years from Date of Issue
Cost
Adult (16+) (new)[1]
  • Regular: $191.00
  • Urgent: $382.00
  • Callout: $775.00
Adult (16+) (renewal)[1]
  • Regular: $191.00
  • Urgent: $382.00
  • Callout: $775.00
Child (under 16)[1]
  • Regular: $111.00
  • Urgent: $302.00
  • Callout: $695.00
Note: All costs in NZD