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If you do not meet a requirement

In rare cases, the Minister of Internal Affairs might grant New Zealand citizenship to someone who does not meet all the requirements.

Note: It is very difficult to get New Zealand citizenship if you do not meet the normal requirements.

If you think your situation is exceptional, contact the Citizenship Office.

You will need to prove to a citizenship case officer that you should get New Zealand citizenship. 

If the officer decides your evidence is strong enough, they may ask the Minister to grant you citizenship.

Contact the Citizenship Office

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