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The "New Style" New Zealand e-Passport issued from November 2009.
Traditional Style New Zealand e-Passport.
New Zealand passport issued in 1949

New Zealand passports are issued to citizens of New Zealand for the purpose of international travel. The Department of Internal Affairs is responsible for issuing, renewing and extending New Zealand passports.

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Types

  • Regular Passport - Issued for ordinary travel, such as vacations and business trips
  • Diplomatic Passport - Issued to New Zealand diplomats, top ranking government officials and diplomatic couriers.
  • Official Passport - Issued to individuals representing the New Zealand government on official business

All newly issued passports will have a maximum validity of five years from the date of issue under the Passports Amendment Act 2005, regardless of when the previous passport (if any) was issued.

Obtaining a Passport

The Department of Internal Affairs is responsible for issuing, renewing and extending New Zealand passports. The Department of Internal Affairs issues Passports from offices in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland in New Zealand, and has overseas offices in Sydney and London. New Zealand Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates outside of Sydney and London are not able to issue Passports, although diplomatic officers may be able to provide application forms and assist in communicating with an issuing office. In emergencies some diplomatic posts may be able to issue an Emergency Travel Document, a Passport-like document with a validity of only one year intended to assist New Zealand citizens who do not have the time to obtain a Passport in time to travel.

Entitlement to a Passport

Only New Zealand citizens are entitled to be issued New Zealand passports. Other travel documents are available for refugees or residents of New Zealand who are unable to obtain passports from their home countries but need to travel; see Refugee Travel Document and Certificate of Identity for details.

Physical appearance

New Zealand passports are black, with New Zealand Coat of arms emblazoned in the center of the front cover. The words "NEW ZEALAND PASSPORT" and "URUWHENUA AOTEAROA" are inscribed above the coat of arms in silver. The standard biometric symbol is on the bottom. Passports prior to November 2009 were navy blue.

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Identity information page

The New Zealand Passport includes the following data:

  • Photo of passport holder
  • Type (P)
  • Country (NZL)
  • Passport No.
  • Surname
  • Given names
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Place of birth (Passports Issued after December 2005 will only include city of birth)
  • Date of issue
  • Authority
  • Date of expiry

The information page ends with the Machine Readable Zone.

Passport Note

Passport note page of the New Style New Zealand e-Passport.

The passports contain a note from the issuing state that is addressed to the authorities of all other states, identifying the bearer as a citizen of that state and requesting that he or she be allowed to pass and be treated according to international norms. The note inside New Zealand passports states:

The Governor-General in the Realm of New Zealand requests in the Name of Her Majesty The Queen all whom it may concern to allow the holder to pass without delay or hindrance and in case of need to give all lawful assistance and protection.

and in Māori:

He tono tēnei nā te Kāwana-Tianara O te Whenua o Aotearoa i raro i te Ingoa o Kuini Erihāpeti ki te hunga e tika ana kia kaua e akutōtia, e whakakōpekatia te tangata mau i te uruwhenua nei i ana haere, ā, i te wā e hiahiatia ai me āwhina, me manaaki.

Languages

The textual portions of New Zealand Passports are printed in both English and Māori. (Previously English and French.)

Refusal

Under Passports Act 1992, Minister of Internal Affairs has the power to refuse a passport, for example, on grounds of national security. The Minister also has the discretion to issue a passport for less than the full five year validity period.

Visa-free Travel

Countries and territories with visa-free entries or visas on arrival for holders of regular New Zealand passports

Africa

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 Botswana 90 days [1]
 Burundi Visa can be obtained upon arrival [2]
 Cape Verde Visa can be obtained upon arrival [3]
 Comoros A free 24 h transit visa issued upon arrival at the airport. Within 24 hours this must be converted into a full visa at the immigration office in Moroni
(fee payable) [4]
 Djibouti 1-month visa can be obtained upon arrival for DJF5,000 [5]
 Egypt 30-day visa issued upon arrival for US$20 [6]
 Ethiopia 6-month tourist visa issued upon arrival (Addis Ababa Airport only; US$40 and two passport photos required) [7]
 Gambia 90 days [8]
 Kenya 3-month visa may be issued upon arrival for US$ 50 [9]
 Lesotho 14 days [10]
 Madagascar 90-day visa issued upon arrival for MGA 140,000 [11]
 Malawi 90 days [12]
 Mauritius 6 months in a year (tourist), 90 days in a year (business) [13][14]
 Mayotte 90 days [15]
 Morocco 3 months [16]
 Mozambique 30-day visa issued upon arrival for US$25 [17][18]
 Namibia 3 months [19]
 Réunion 90 days [20]
 Saint Helena 90 days
 Seychelles 1 month [21]
 South Africa 90 days [22]
 Swaziland 60 days [23]
 Tanzania visa issued upon arrival for USD 50 [24]
 Togo 7-day visa can be obtain upon arrival for XOF10,000~35,000 [25]
 Uganda 30-day visa can be obtained upon arrival for USD 50 [26][27]
 Zambia visa issued upon arrival (single entry visa fee USD 50) [28]
 Zimbabwe 3-month holiday/1-month business visa issued upon arrival for USD 30 ~ 55 [29]

Americas

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 Anguilla 3 months [30][31]
 Antigua and Barbuda 1 month [32][33]
 Argentina 90 days [34]
 Aruba 3 months [35]
 Bahamas 3 months [36]
 Barbados 6 months [37]
 Belize 1 month [38]
 Bermuda 6 months [39][40]
 Bolivia 30 days [41]
 Brazil 90 days [42]
 British Virgin Islands 30 days [43]
 Canada 6 months [44][45]
 Cayman Islands 30 days [46]
 Chile 90 days [47]
 Colombia 90 days [48]
 Costa Rica 90 days [49]
 Dominica 21 days [50]
 Dominican Republic 30-day tourist card issued on arrival USD 10 [51]
 Ecuador 90 days [52]
 El Salvador 90 days [53]
 Falkland Islands 30 days [54]
 French Guiana 90 days [55]
 Greenland 90 days [56]
 Grenada 3 months [57]
 Guadeloupe 90 days [58]
 Guatemala 90 days [59]
 Guyana 90 days [60]
 Haiti 3 months [61][62]
 Honduras 3 months [63]
 Jamaica 6 months [64][65]
 Martinique 90 days [66]
 Mexico 180 days tourist/30 days business [67][68]
 Montserrat 3 months [69]
 Netherlands Antilles 3 months [70]
 Nicaragua 90 days [71]
 Panama 30-day Tourist card issued upon arrival USD5 [72]
 Peru 90 days [73]
 Puerto Rico 90 days, Visa Waiver Program-ESTA required [74]
 Saint Barthélemy 90 days [75]
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 months [76][77]
 Saint Lucia 42 days [78]
 Saint Martin 90 days [79]
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 90 days [80]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 month [81]
 Turks and Caicos Islands 30 days [82]
 United States of America 90 days, Visa Waiver Program-ESTA required [83]
 Uruguay 3 months [84]
 U.S. Virgin Islands 90 days, Visa Waiver Program-ESTA required [85]
 Venezuela 3 months [86]

Asia

Countries and Territories Conditions of access

ASEAN

 Brunei Darussalam 30 days [87]
 Cambodia 30-day visa issued upon arrival for USD 20/USD 25 [88]
 Indonesia 30-day visa issued upon arrival for USD 25 [89]
 Laos 30-day visa issued upon arrival for USD 30 [90]
 Malaysia 3 months [91]
 Philippines 21 days [92]
 Singapore 30 days [93]
 Thailand 30 days [94]
 Vietnam 30-90 day visa available on arrival by air for USD 46 - USD 90 with on-line application

Non-ASEAN

 Armenia 120-day visa issued upon arrival for AMD 15,000 [95]
 Azerbaijan 30-day visa issued upon arrival for US$100 [96]
 Bahrain 14-day visa issued upon arrival for BHD5 [97][98]
 Bangladesh 90-day visa issued upon arrival for USD50 [99]
 People's Republic of China 48-hour transit (Shanghai only) [100]
 Republic of China (Taiwan) 90 days [101]
 Cyprus 90 days [102]
 Georgia 360 days [103]
 Hong Kong 90 days [104]
 India 30 day visa issued on arrival for US$ 60 (Applicable for entry from Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata airports only)[105][106]
 Iraq (Iraqi Kurdistan only) Visa issued upon arrival at Erbil airport (free of charge) [107]
 Israel 3 months [108]
 Japan 3 months [109]
 Jordan 1 month visa issued upon arrival for JOD10 [110][111]
South Korea Korea, Republic of 90 days [112]
 Kuwait 3-month visa issued upon arrival for KWD5 [113]
 Kyrgyzstan 1-month visa issued upon arrival (fee USD 35 ~ USD 70) [114]
 Lebanon 1-month visa issued upon arrival (free of charge) [115][116]
 Macau 30 days [117]
 Maldives 30 days [118]
 Nepal 15/30/90 day visa issued on arrival for $25/40/100 [119]
 Oman visa issued upon arrival : 1 month (OMR 6), 1 year multiple entries stay up to 3-week per visit (OMR 10) [120]
 Qatar 1 month visa issued on arrial for 100 QAR [121]
 Sri Lanka 30 days [122]
 Syria 15 day visa issued upon arrival [123]
 Timor-Leste 30-day visa issued upon arrival for USD 30 [124]
 Turkey 90 days [125]
 United Arab Emirates 30 days [126]
 Yemen 1-month visa issued upon arrival for YER10,500 [127]

Europe

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
European Union Schengen Area 90 days in a half year [128][129]
 Albania 90 days [130]
 Andorra 90 days [131]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 90 days [132]
 Bulgaria 90 days [133]
 Croatia 90 days [134][135]
 Ireland 3 months [136]
 Kosovo 90 days [137]
 Macedonia 90 days [138]
 Montenegro 90 days [139]
 Romania 90 days [140]
 Serbia 90 days [141]
 United Kingdom (incl.  Guernsey,  Isle of Man,  Jersey) 6 months [142]

Oceania

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 American Samoa 30 days [143]
 Australia Unrestricted residence and employment rights under Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement [144]
 Cook Islands 31 days [145] [146]
 Fiji 4 months [147]
 French Polynesia 90 days [148]
 Guam 90 days, Visa Waiver Program-ESTA required [149]
 Kiribati 28 days [150]
 Marshall Islands 30 days [151]
 Micronesia 30 days [152]
 Nauru 30-day visa issued on arrival (free of charge) [153]
 New Caledonia 90 days [154]
 Niue 30 days [155]
 Norfolk Island visa not required [156]
 Northern Mariana Islands 30 days [157]
 Palau 30 days [158][159]
 Papua New Guinea 60-day visa issued upon arrival for PGK100 (tourist), PGK500 (business) [160]
 Samoa 60 days [161]
 Solomon Islands 3 months [162]
 Tonga 31 days [163]
 Tuvalu 1-month [164]
 Vanuatu 30 days [165]
 Wallis and Futuna 90 days [166]

See also

References and external links

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