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Check if you are a citizen

To find out if you are a New Zealand citizen, use the online tool or ask the Citizenship Office.

Use the online tool

This tool can help you work out if you or your children are New Zealand citizens.

If you are checking for your child, answer the questions as if you were your child.

Check if you are a citizen

Ask the Citizenship Office

You can ask the Citizenship Office to check if someone is a citizen.

Get information about your citizenship

If you are not sure if you are a citizen, call the Citizenship Office. They can tell you:

  • if you are a citizen
  • how you got citizenship
  • the date you got citizenship
  • your New Zealand citizenship number.

Freephone: 0800 22 51 51 (New Zealand only)

If you want other information about your citizenship, you need to fill in this form:

Send the completed form to us by email or post.

Email: citizenship@dia.govt.nz

Post:

Citizenship Privacy Requests
PO Box 10680
Wellington 6143
New Zealand

You will get an answer within 20 working days.

Get information about your child’s citizenship

If you want citizenship information about a child aged 15 or under, you need to fill in this form:

Send the completed form to us by email or post.

Email: citizenship@dia.govt.nz

Post:

Citizenship Privacy Requests
PO Box 10680
Wellington 6143
New Zealand

You will get an answer within 20 working days.

Get information about someone else’s citizenship

You may be able to ask for information about someone else’s citizenship. For example, you might need to know the citizenship status of a parent or grandparent so you can claim New Zealand citizenship.

To ask for this information, send us an email or a letter:

Email: citizenship@dia.govt.nz

Post:

Citizenship Privacy Requests
PO Box 10680
Wellington 6143
New Zealand

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