How to order a civil union certificate
It’s easiest to order a civil union certificate online. You can also order by phone, post, or in person.
$33 for a civil union certificate.
How to pay
Delivery cost to an NZ address
Free delivery to an address inside NZ.
$5 for a courier to an address inside NZ.
Delivery cost to an address outside NZ
Free delivery to an address outside NZ.
Outside NZ courier costs
- Australia, Asia, Pacific $15
- USA $20
- Europe, UK $25
- Rest of the world $30
Steps to order a civil union certificate
Before you order
What you’ll need to know
Information about the civil union
You need to know the:
- full names of the people whose certificate you are ordering
- date of the civil union.
It helps with the search if you know the place of civil union
Information about yourself
Even if you’re ordering someone else’s certificate, you need to know the date and place of:
- your birth in NZ, or
- your marriage or civil union in NZ, or
- your child’s birth in NZ, and their full name.
If you do not have this information you can not order online. You can choose other ways to order below.
Births, Deaths and Marriages use the information to check who you are, then record your name in the Access Register. The register is a record of who orders certificates.
When you’ll get the certificate
Most people get their certificates in 1 to 2 weeks.
If the record can not be found
You’ll be refunded $8 if Births, Deaths and Marriages can not find the record of the civil union.