There are 3 main types of NZ citizenship. The type you get depends on your situation.
Use this tool to check if you're eligible for NZ citizenship.
Before you apply, check you meet the requirements.
Follow these steps when you apply for NZ citizenship.
If you're a citizen by descent you need to register your citizenship to get a NZ passport.
What to do if you've lost your NZ citizenship certificate, or need to show another government that you're not a NZ citizen.
Your citizenship status will change if you want citizenship of more than 1 country, you want to give up NZ citizenship, or the NZ government takes away your citizenship.
If you were born and adopted in New Zealand you’re most likely a NZ citizen. If you were born or adopted overseas, you might be a NZ citizen, or you might be able to apply for NZ citizenship by descent.
Phone numbers, emails and addresses for the offices in NZ, Australia and the United Kingdom.
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