Citizenship ceremonies

New Zealand citizenship ceremonies are held every month.

Citizenship ceremony.

Citizenship ceremony


The ceremonies are officiated by the Mayor or Deputy Mayor and run from 6pm to 7.30pm, with candidates and guests required to be seated by 5.30pm. Once the ceremony begins, no one is allowed entry. Light refreshments follow the ceremony.

2016 citizenship ceremonies

These are held in the Soundings Theatre at Te Papa on the following days:

  • 1 February
  • 14 March
  • 4 April
  • 2 May
  • 13 June

For all citizenship enquiries, contact the Department of Internal Affairs.

Phone: 0800 22 51 51
Website:    Department of Internal Affairs

More information

Functions Coordinator
Office of the Mayor

Phone: (04) 801 3107
Fax: (04) 801 3033