You will need to provide:
If you are currently in New Zealand, your application must be sent to your nearest Immigration New Zealand branch.
If you are overseas, your application must be sent before you travel to New Zealand. Find out where to send your application.
If you are applying for an endorsement for the first time, you will need to prove you are a New Zealand citizen by providing one of the following;
For subsequent endorsement applications, you must provide a declaration that you have previously held a foreign passport with an endorsement confirming New Zealand citizenship.
You may have previously been issued a returning resident's visa (RRV) in your foreign passport under the Immigration Act 1987.
If you already hold an RRV on the basis of your New Zealand citizenship, you will be able to continue travel to and enter New Zealand as New Zealand citizens with your foreign passport and RRV until the expiry of that passport. When you renew their foreign passport, you will be able to apply to Immigration New Zealand for an endorsement linked to your new foreign passport.
Application from a Resident or Former Resident Visa Holder
Guide for Resident and Former Resident Visa Holders