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Cook Islands - Apply for a new passport

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  • Submit all the required documents at the passport office in your area or the nearest New Zealand Embassy, High Commission or Consulate
  • The passport officer will accept and process your application
  • If anything is wrong, or if they need more information, they will contact you by letter usually within 3 to 5 working days after they have received a standard application, or they will call you if there's a problem with an urgent application.
  • For a new passport application it must not be done online

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Birth certificate
  • Citizenship certificate.
  • Passport photos

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

New Zealand Passport office
Department of Internal Affairs
Level 3
109 Featherston Street
PO Box 1568
Wellington 6140
Free phone: 0800 22 50 50 (NZ only)
Phone: +64 (4) 463 9360
Fax: +64 (4) 382 3410

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Citizens of New Zealand, Niue, the Cook Islands or Tokelau are eligible


Standard service (up to 10 working days) Adult NZ$140.00 Child NZ$81.70
Urgent service(up to 3 working days) Adult NZ$293.30 Child NZ$235.00
After-hours(by appointment) Adult NZ$651.00 Child NZ$592.70


The New Zealand Passport is valid for a maximum period of 5 years. The validity period starts from the date of issue and runs until the date of expiry.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Usually within 10 working days, not including delivery time.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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  • A passport may now be issued in an applicants preferred sex / gender of M (male), F (female) or X (indeterminate/unspecified), without the need to amended these details on your birth or citizenship record.
  • You can choose to submit an urgent application and pay an additional fee if you need your passport sooner

Required Information[edit]

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Address
  • Applicants name
  • Applicants parent names

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Need for the Document[edit]

The Cook Islands is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. The Cook Islands' defense and foreign affairs are the responsibility of New Zealand, Although Cook Islanders are citizens of New Zealand, they have the status of Cook Islands nationals, which is not given to other New Zealand citizens.

Information which might help[edit]

  • If you submit your application via a New Zealand Embassy, High Commission or Consulate office an additional fee of NZ$50.00 is payable.
  • This is paid directly to the diplomatic post in the local currency of the country you are in. Please note, not all offices provide this service.
  • If your new passport is being sent to a different delivery address rather than the same diplomatic post where you submitted your application, the relevant international courier fee will also be charged.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • used for identification
  • used as a proof of citizenship

External Links[edit]

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If you want your passport delivered to a different country from the country where you are lodging your application, you will need to pay a courier fee for delivery. The international courier fee will vary depending on where your new passport is being delivered.

International deliveries may be subject to additional fees and charges, imposed for example by the Courier Company and/or customs of the country where your new passport is being delivered to. These fees and charges can not be paid in advance to the Department of Internal Affairs, instead have to be paid directly to the courier company and/or customs by the applicant in the country of delivery.