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 and send a paper application form.
- consent from a parent or guardian
- 2 passport photos
- a witness’s passport details — 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.
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.
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.