If you don't meet a requirement
In rare cases, the Minister of Internal Affairs might grant someone citizenship, even if they don't meet the normal requirements.
You need to prove you should get NZ citizenship — even though you don't meet the normal requirements.
A citizenship case officer will look at your evidence. They may decide to ask the Minister to grant you citizenship.
It is very difficult to get citizenship if you don't meet the normal requirements.
If you feel your situation is exceptional, contact the Citizenship Office.