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1. Posted by ShellbyFay (Budding Member 41 posts) 3y

Hi guys -

sorry to ask what is potentially a really stupid question, but a couple of friends have just asked me if I'd need to apply for a New Zealand passport as well as my first adult passport. I've not seen anything about needing a New Zealand passport to travel to New Zealand, but I'm still panicking now in case I've totally over looked this.

Can anyone advice if just my UK passport is enough to go?


2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 3y

Your UK passport is fine; I assume you'll have a working holiday visa, otherwise you can enter on a tourist visa for 6 months, which you don't need to get in advance.

You wouldn't be eligible for a NZ passport anyway, unless you were born there or have lived in the country for 5 years on a residency visa.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Aug-2013, at 05:45 by bex76 ]

3. Posted by ShellbyFay (Budding Member 41 posts) 3y

Oh thank goodness!

Ten minutes previous to this conversation i handed in my notice to my boss, and then my friends were all saying "I'm pretty sure you need to apply for a NZ passport as well" I nearly died.

Thank you so much for your swift reply. I need a cuppa tea.