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Contact Births, Deaths and Marriages

COVID-19 update:

Our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch counters are open by appointment only. Our Manukau counter is closed. 

As of 7 January 2022, all visitors to our sites must have a valid My Vaccine Pass or be exempt due to age.

If you need to come in for an appointment:

  • Wear a mask and maintain 2 metres physical distance.
  • Scan the QR code using the NZ COVID Tracer app.
  • Only the person with the appointment can attend, unless a support person is needed.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell and call us instead.
Freephone: 0800 22 52 52 (NZ only)
Phone: +64 9 339 0852 (outside NZ)
Contact centre hours:

Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm

Postal address: PO Box 10526
Wellington 6143
Online information:

Births, Deaths and Marriages

Book an appointment at a BDM office

If you're emailing about an order you have placed, you must provide:

  • your name
  • your delivery address, and
  • details of the product you ordered, including the full name and date of the event, e.g. a birth certificate for John Smith, date of birth 1 February 2012.

Births, Deaths and Marriages offices

Auckland office

Manukau office

Wellington office

Christchurch office

Australia office

United Kingdom office

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