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Organisation : New Zealand Government
Facility Name : Order Birth/ Death/ Marriage Certificates Online
Country : New Zealand
Website :

How To Order Birth/ Death/ Marriage Certificates Online in New Zealand?

You can order birth, death, marriage, civil union and name change certificates online. All standard certificates cost $33.

Read the steps below and then click ‘Get started’ at the bottom of the page.

Related / Similar Status : Apply For A Certificate For Public Use New Zealand

Get the details the certificate needs

You need to provide:

** Full names of the people whose certificate you are ordering
** date of the birth, death, marriage, civil union, or name change.

** It helps with the search if you know the place of birth, marriage, or civil union.
** If we cannot find a record, we will keep NZ$25.00 of your payment as a search fee. This is non-refundable. We will contact you to see if you want to continue searching or have the rest of the fee refunded.

Get some information about yourself

When you order a certificate you have to provide information about yourself. Even if you’re ordering someone else’s certificate.

You need to provide information about one of the following events:

** Your birth in nz, or
** your marriage or civil union in nz, or
** your child’s birth in nz, or
** your name change in nz if you’re ordering your name change certificate.

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If none of these apply to you, you can’t use this online service.

We use the information to check who you are, then record your name in the Access Register. The register is a record of who orders certificates.

More about the Access Register

Get your delivery and contact details
You need to provide your phone number and email address so we can contact you if there’s a problem.
Standard post is free anywhere in the world.
NZ courier cost is $5.

Overseas courier costs:
** Australia, Asia, Pacific $15
** USA $20
** Europe, UK $25
** rest of the world $30.

Get ready to pay using a credit or debit card

Certificate cost

All certificates start at $33.
You can pay by:
** Mastercard
** Amex
** Prezzy Card

Order Birth/ Death/ Marriage Certificates Online : Get Started

If you need an apostille to use your certificate overseas

You can’t order online if you need an apostille, authentication or legalisation. You need to contact Births, Deaths and Marriages
COVID-19 update:
Our New Zealand public counters are temporarily closed due to reduced staff capacity.
If you need to call us, be aware that wait times are currently high. If your call does not connect, try again later. Calls will connect when lines become available.

You can still apply for BDM services online

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