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 office will be closed on Monday 23 January for Wellington Anniversary Day. During this time a call out service is available for urgent death registrations and marriage licences, please contact BDM for further information. The contact centre will be open from 8:00am to 7:00pm for urgent enquiries only. The office will reopen with full services on Tuesday the 24 January.
The Births, Deaths and Marriages Auckland and Manukau offices will be closed on Monday 30 January for Auckland Anniversary Day. They will reopen with full services on Tuesday 31 January. The contact centre is open during this time.
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.