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Apply for a child's first passport

All children aged 15 and under must travel on their own passports. Child passports cost $111 and take up to 10 working days. They are valid for 5 years.

Apply for a child’s first passport

If you’re applying for a child’s first New Zealand passport, you need to complete a PDF application form.

Child passport application (PDF 1.6MB)

You need:

  • consent from a parent or guardian
  • 2 passport photos
  • a witness — a non-family member who has known your child for more than 1 year or since birth. They need to complete and sign the witness section of the form and sign the back of 1 of the passport photos.

Witnesses and identity referees

Passport photos

If you need to travel urgently

If you need to travel in a hurry you can apply for an urgent passport. It costs $302 and is processed within 3 working days.

Urgent travel

If you’re a New Zealand citizen and you have a child overseas

You can register your child as a New Zealand citizen by descent and get them a New Zealand passport.

Get your child an NZ passport when born overseas

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