Changing your citizenship status
Your citizenship status may change if you want citizenship of more than 1 country or to give up New Zealand citizenship — or if the New Zealand government takes away your citizenship.
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New Zealand allows dual citizenship or multiple citizenship — but some other countries do not.
Giving up your NZ citizenship
If you are becoming a citizen of a country that does not allow dual citizenship, you might have to give up your New Zealand citizenship.
Being deprived of NZ citizenship
In rare circumstances, the Minister of Internal Affairs can take away your New Zealand citizenship. You will no longer be able to use a New Zealand passport and you might not be allowed to live here.
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