You must provide proof of your identity
Please also provide a copy of your ID card.
Passports must be valid for at least 3 months after you plan to leave New Zealand.
If you’re unable to provide a copy of your birth certificate, we’ll accept your identity card as proof of your identity.
We don’t accept delays or expense as reasons for not providing a birth certificate.
If you’re applying for this visa outside of New Zealand, you’ll need to supply a pre-paid courier envelope, for us to return your passport and/or any other original identity documents.
If you do not have a full birth certificate, you must provide all of the following:
- a ‘No record of birth registration’
- a Permanent Account Number (PAN) card or Voters Card or Indian driver’s license
- a school leaving certificate or class 10th or 12th passing certificate which includes your name, date of birth and your father’s name
- a statutory declaration or an affidavit sworn before a Magistrate/Notary Public which states your full name, date and place of birth and both your parent’s full names.
You don’t need to provide proof of your identity until you’re invited to apply for residence.