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Check you meet the requirements for NZ citizenship

Use this self-check tool to find out if you meet the requirements for New Zealand citizenship.

It takes 5 to 10 minutes.

Before you start

You need to know:

  • your parents’ citizenship when you were born
  • your passport or travel document number (or your parent's, if you are a child applying with your parent).

Why you might need your passport or travel document number

When you use this tool, you enter your passport or travel document number. The Immigration New Zealand (INZ) system will automatically check if you have spent enough time in New Zealand, and whether you have the appropriate visa. Your results will not be saved or shared.

Check you meet all requirements

The result of your self-check is only an indicator. You will be fully assessed if you apply.

Contact the Citizenship Office if you have any questions.

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