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How to get a new zealand birth certificate

how to get a new zealand birth certificate

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Complete the request form for a birth certificate, form BDM 93B, online with the Bureau of Births, Deaths, & Marriages of New Zealand by visiting their website at The site has a link to the birth certificate order form. Here you will have to choose which type of birth certificate you would like. The pictorial options are representations of New Zealand's landscape. One picture is of a forest scene and the other a scene of a mother and baby on a beach. These are not photos of a particular place in New Zealand, only representations of the area. The pictorial versions of the birth certificate are a nice keepsake for baby, to be framed and hung in the home.

Have the request form signed by a trusted referee after completing. The trusted referee acts as a witness to the request and identification of the person who is applying for the birth certificate. A trusted referee must be at least 16 years of age. They can be a registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, a Commonwealth representative, a member of the police, a Justice of the Peace, a registered medical doctor or teacher, the applicant's employer or priest, a lawyer, or a notary public.

A trusted referee is someone who has known the applicant for at least a

year or has verified the applicant's identity with the proper identification. A trusted referee cannot be a relative, partner, or someone residing with the applicant.

Pay the fee for the type of birth certificate you would like to order. A pictorial birth certificate only costs NZ$26 in 2010 prices. A birth certificate package, containing one pictorial and one standard certificate for the same person, costs NZ$39, a savings of $13 The bureau accepts credit card payments online.

Submit the completed request, along with the fee, to the Bureau of Births, Deaths & Marriages of New Zealand. You may also be asked to submit proof of your identity with a photo ID.

By Mail

Obtain the request form for a New Zealand birth certificate online. Print the forms needed.

Complete the form and choose the type of certificate you would like. Sign the form and also have it signed by a trusted referee.

Submit the application, along with the fee, to the New Zealand Bureau of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Mail the application to PO Box 10-526, Wellington 6143, Level 3, Boulcott House, 47 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011.

Wait for your birth certificate copies to be mailed to you. Your request will be completed in one to eight working days. Add additional time if certificate is being mailed to you.

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