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Christchurch office

Christchurch public counter:

Our Christchurch counter is open by appointment only. We encourage you to apply online if you can.

If you need to come in for an appointment, you do not need to wear a mask — but you can if you want to.

Stay home if you feel unwell and call us instead.

Apply for NZ citizenship

Application timeframes

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:

Contact us through NZ Relay

If you are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or speech-impaired, you can use the New Zealand Relay Service (NZ Relay) to contact us.

New Zealand Relay

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