Apostille in New Zealand

Criminal record check and apostille in the New Zealand

Getting a criminal record check in New Zealand

You must apply in writing to the Privacy Unit of the Ministry of Justice. The application form can be downloaded here. This form also details full instructions of what is required to apply. Alternatively you can request a form by phone on +64 (4) 918 8974. It takes 20 working days to process a criminal record check in New Zealand from the point at which the application is received.

Once you have the criminal record check, it needs to be apostilled.

Getting an apostille in New Zealand

You must apply in writing to the Department of Internal Affairs, Authentication Unit.
By Courier - Authentication Unit, Level 13, Prime Property Tower, 86-90 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand.
By Standard post - Authentication Unit c/o The Translation Service, PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.
Telephone: +64 (4) 470 2928 Fax: +64 (4) 470 2921. E-mail: authentication@egs.govt.nz.
Website - http://www.dia.govt.nz/apostille.
Price: $40 (New Zealand) per apostille certificate. $15 (New Zealand) per copy Certificate (apostille of identical document / same issuing authority)