Citizenship ceremonies

New Zealand citizenship ceremonies are held every month.

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.

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

2017 citizenship ceremonies

  • 6 November
  • 11 December

2018 citizenship ceremonies

  • 8 February
  • 15 February
  • 6 March
  • 19 April
  • 26 April
  • 8 May
  • 5 June
  • 14 June
  • 2 August
  • 11 September
  • 19 September
  • 10 October
  • 13 November
  • 22 November
  • 11 December

Citizenship enquiries

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

Phone: 0800 22 51 51
Website: www.govt.nz/citizenship

More information

Functions Coordinator
Office of the Mayor

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