Christchurch Office 120 Hereford Street Christchurch 8011 Hours 8-30am to 5pm except for Wednesdays 9-00am to 5pm. For 100th & over birthdays; Diamond (60th) and other wedding anniversaries, Officers of Department will advise on procedure but at least three months, notice is required.
PASSPORTS 0800 22 50 50. Application forms can be obtained from local Travel Agents or by ringing the 0800 number for a form to be posted or apply online on https://www.passports.govt.nz/ .
CITIZENSHIP 0800 22 51 51. Officers will visit applicants for pre-arranged interview.
THE TRANSLATION SERVICE (04)4702920, Website www.translate.govt.nz
CENSORSHIP & THE INTERNET : (03)353 8310, Fax (03) 374 5860. Website
http://www.censorship.dia.govt.nz The Department of Internal Affairs’ inspectors have the role of investigating New Zealand Internet websites and newsgroups and enforcing censorship legislation (the Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act 1993.)
GAMING COMPLIANCE – 0800 257 887
For Information about funding schemes such as COGS (Community
Organisation Grants Scheme), & Lottery Grants contact the Internal Affairs Teams at telephone number 0800 257 887.