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Apply for your first adult passport

You need a passport to travel overseas. It costs $191 and takes up to 10 working days. Adult passports are valid for 10 years.

Apply for your first adult passport

You can apply for your first passport online if you’re aged 16 or over and a New Zealand citizen.

You need:

  • a RealMe login
  • an identity referee
  • a passport photo
  • a payment method
  • delivery details.

Apply for your passport

If you need to travel urgently

If you need to travel in a hurry you can apply for an urgent passport. It costs $382 and is processed within 3 working days.

Urgent travel

Other ways to apply

The fastest way to apply for your passport is online – no paper, postage or visits to the office needed. Paper applications can take longer as they need extra processing.

If you do need to apply by post or in person, start here to answer the questions, then look for the PDF form under 'Other ways to apply'.

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