Births, Deaths and Marriages
Whānautanga, Matenga, Mārenatanga
Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) registers and maintains New Zealand birth, death, marriage, civil union and name change information, and issues certificates and printouts.
The Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) Wellington counter at 109 Featherston Street will be closed until further notice. A temporary counter for urgent queries has been set up at Level 1, 147 Lambton Quay, Wellington. Due to limited staff at our Wellington counter and contact centre please only contact us if your enquiry is urgent.
Services BDM help provide:
Proving your identity
Changing your name
Information for marriage celebrants
Death and bereavement
Fertility issues and assisted reproduction
They are part of the Department of Internal Affairs.