New Zealand: Applying for a passport or ID card in Christchurch on on 13 July 2021

The consular team from the Dutch embassy in Wellington will be visiting Christchurch on 13 July 2021, where you will be able to apply for a Dutch passport or ID card and activate your DigiD. The consular team will also host an information evening afterwards, which you can register for, where we will provide information regarding Dutch nationality law, dual nationality, your DigiD and more.

Making an appointment

Passport and ID card

  • Make an appointment using our online appointment system (opens on Monday 14 June 2021)
  • Choose the category 'Passport – ID-card in Christchurch'.
  • Make a separate appointment for each person.

If you get the notification 'no time slots available', this means the maximum number of appointments has been reached.

Please keep in mind that your new ID card will not be sent by post. You can only collect it at the embassy in Wellington.

DigiD activation code

You can pick up your DigiD activation code without an appointment between 12.00 and 15.00 hours.

Required documents

Create a personal checklist for each person on the page Applying for a passport or ID card if you live in New Zealand. The checklist will tell you which documents you need to bring to the appointment.

DigiD activation code

Apply for DigiD on You'll then receive a collection code by email and SMS. You'll need this code to collect your activation code. Read more about applying for DigiD on the page How do I apply for DigiD from abroad.


Pay in person when you submit your passport or ID card application. Payment can be made by Eftpos, Mastercard or Visa. See the overview of consular fees in New Zealand for information on the costs of a passport or ID card.


The photo used for a passport or ID card must meet certain requirements. Read more about these requirements and where you can have the photograph taken.

In Christchurch, we recommend the following photographers:


Information evening

Do you have questions about Dutch nationality law, dual nationality, and the 10 year term? Or are you unclear about the passport application procedure, your DigiD, or Loket Buitenland? The consular team will host an information evening from 17:00 to 18:30 in Christchurch on Tuesday 13 July where we will answer these questions and more.

Register here:

The consular session and information evening will take place at:
Netherlands Society Christchurch
637 Marshland Road,
Styx, Christchurch 8083


The consular session and information evening will take place at:

Zenders Café & Venue

439 Ruakura Rd

Newstead, Hamilton