Apostille certification for citizens of New Zealand
Where do I get a birth certificate?
You can order a copy of your birth certificate online with a verified RealMe account, by phone (from New Zealand or from abroad), by mail or in person in Auckland, Manukau, Wellington or Christchurch. Refer to the steps explained in Get a birth certificate. A standard birth certificate costs $33 and the process takes about eight business days.
How do I get an apostille for my birth certificate?
You can request an apostille from the Department of Internal Affairs Authentication Unit in Wellington. You can apply in person or by mail and you have to provide the document, an application form and the fee ($32 for an apostille). To learn more about the process, read Use your NZ documents overseas. Note that the Embassy of New Zealand in Paris doesn’t offer an apostille service, it can only be obtained from the Department of Internal Affairs in New Zealand.