Get a death certificate
You might need a death certificate if you're administering someone's estate or applying for a funeral grant from Work and Income or ACC.
If you’re researching family history
You might not need an official death certificate.
Instead, you can order a printout. A printout is a copy of the information on the death record. It is not an official document.
Printouts cost $25.
You can order death printouts from Birth, Deaths and Marriages online.
You get your printout by email after about 8 working days.
If you’ll use the death certificate overseas
$33 for an official death certificate.
Deliver to an NZ address
- Standard post is free.
- Courier $5.
Deliver to an overseas address
Standard post is free.
Overseas courier costs:
- Australia, Asia, Pacific $15
- USA $20
- Europe, UK $25
- rest of the world $30.
When you’ll get it
Most people get their certificates in 1-2 weeks.
Other ways to order
Order by post using the paper form
Post the completed form to:
Births, Deaths, Marriages and Citizenship
PO Box 10526