The High Commission of Canada in Wellington, New Zealand provides passport services to Canadians living and travelling in New Zealand, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna.
Please carefully read the following relevant sections as well as the instructions accompanying the application form and make certain that you have met all the requirements to ensure quick and efficient service.
Please submit your passport application at least six (6) weeks before the expiry of your current passport or your anticipated departure date to avoid problems. We do not provide an expedited passport issuing service.
For special situations, such as replacing a lost or stolen passport, or in case of emergency travel, please contact the High Commission of Canada in Wellington.
The passport application forms listed below also include instructions. Please download and print the relevant application form/s with instructions, photo specifications, and checklist. Read all of the information carefully before completing and submitting your application. Incomplete or incorrect applications will be returned to you. The processing time will commence again once we have received your complete and correct application.
Please note that Simplified Renewal does not require a guarantor.
Your guarantor must meet the following requirements:
If you are new to New Zealand, or any of the countries in the jurisdiction of the High Commission of Canada in Wellington, and do not have an eligible guarantor:
“This is ‘Exhibit A’ to the Statutory Declaration of (name) declared before me on (date) at (place), (and their signature)”
Please inform the High Commission of Canada in Wellington if your passport has been lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or is inaccessible.
If you are applying for a passport because your passport has been lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or is inaccessible, you must also include the following with your passport application:
*If applicable, please report the event to your local police station and obtain a police report. The police report will be returned to you as you may also need it to reapply for visas once you have your replacement passport.
Fees for passport services for the period of 1 April 2013 - 30 June 2013.
Note: Fees are set quarterly according to the exchange rate, so are subject to change
24-page passport (Adult - 16 or over)
48-page passport (Adult - 16 or over) *no longer to be provided as of 27 May 2013
24-page passport (less than 3 years of age)
48 page Canadian passport - (Child less than 3 years of age) *no longer to be provided as of 27 May 2013
24-page passport (3 to 15 years of age)
48-page passport (Child - 3 to 15 years of age) *no longer to be provided as of 27 May 2013
*Please note that as of 27 May 2013 it will no longer be possible to apply for a 48 page passport. Any application received on/after 27 May will not be eligible for a 48-page passport.
In transitioning to the new ePassport, Canada has standardized its suite of travel documents to keep costs as low as possible for Canadians. Starting July 1 all new passports issued will be 36 pages. This means 50 per cent more pages for all regular adult and child passports.
Fees can be paid in New Zealand dollars through internet banking, or by certified New Zealand bank cheque, or by cash in person. We do not accept personal or business cheques, or money orders.
Payment by Visa or MasterCard may also be made by using the credit card authorisation form found at this link www.international.gc.ca/about-a_propos/cca-acc.aspx. Please note that payment by credit card is in Canadian dollars.
Payment by internet banking: Payment made in New Zealand dollars.
To make your payment via internet banking, please include the following information:
IMPORTANT: Please include a print-out of the proof of online payment with the application. We can only accept one online payment per applicant. If you are sending in more than one application in the same package, and you have paid via internet banking, please ensure you have included a separate proof of payment print-out per applicant.
Payment by cash or certified bank cheque: Payment made in New Zealand dollars.
If you are submitting an application in person, cash is accepted. Please provide the exact amount as money is not kept on site for change. Please make the certified bank cheque payable to the Canadian High Commission.
Payment by credit card: Payment made in Canadian dollars.
Please complete the Government of Canada Credit Card authorisation form
For Canadians living and travelling in New Zealand, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna, send your application to:
High Commission of Canada
Level 11, 125 The Terrace
PO Box 8047
We recommend that you send your application either by courier or registered mail.
Many applications for passports are received each day. Applications are processed in the order they are received.
If all requirements have been met, passports take fifteen (15) business days to issue from the receipt of a complete and correct application.
Please make sure that all questions have been answered correctly. Incomplete or incorrect applications will be returned to you. The processing time will commence again once we have received your complete and correct application.
Please do not contact the High Commission of Canada until after fifteen (15) business days. Receiving unnecessary enquiries will only delay processing. If there are any problems with your application it will be returned to you with specific instructions to correct it.
We do not provide a status checking system. To check if your application was received by the High Commission in Wellington please contact the courier company through which you sent your application.
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