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For information about COVID-19, visit the Unite against COVID-19 website

Christchurch office

COVID-19 update:

The Christchurch public counter is open by appointment only.

If you need to come in for an appointment:

  • Wear a mask and practice physical distancing.
  • Only the person with the appointment will be allowed in, along with a support person if you need one.
  • Scan the QR code using the NZ COVID Tracer app.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell and call us instead.
Freephone: 0800 22 51 51 (New Zealand only)
Phone: +64 4 462 0651 (outside New Zealand)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 4pm, by appointment only
Street address:
Level 1, BNZ Centre
120 Hereford Street
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Postal address:
New Zealand Citizenship Office
PO Box 25211
Christchurch 8144
Online information:

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