Passport (Fees) Regulations 2015

Version as at 25 May 2022

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Passport (Fees) Regulations 2015

(LI 2015/264)

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 9th day of November 2015

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Note

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Pursuant to section 40 of the Passports Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Passport (Fees) Regulations 2015.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 30 November 2015.

3 Interpretation

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Act means the Passports Act 1992

adult means a person who is aged 16 years or over

child means a person under the age of 16 years

Internet site means an Internet site maintained by, or on behalf of, the Secretary

New Zealand overseas mission includes a New Zealand overseas post, but excludes a passports office in London or Sydney

passport means a New Zealand passport

passports office means,—

(a)

in New Zealand, an office that is responsible for issuing passports, certificates of identity, and refugee travel documents; and

(b)

in London or Sydney, an office that is responsible for issuing passports.

3A Periods to which fees relate

The fees prescribed in the tables in the Schedule apply to the following periods:

(a)

the fees set out in the third column apply to applications lodged in the period beginning on 25 May 2022 and ending on 24 May 2023:

(b)

the fees set out in the fourth column apply to applications lodged in the period beginning on 25 May 2023 and ending on 24 May 2024:

(c)

the fees set out in the fifth column apply to applications lodged on and from 25 May 2024.

Regulation 3A: inserted, on 25 May 2022, by regulation 4 of the Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SL 2022/144).

4 Fees

(1)

The fees payable for applications being lodged online through an Internet site are specified in Part 1 of the Schedule.

(2)

The fees payable for applications being lodged in a passports office in New Zealand are specified in Part 2 of the Schedule.

(3)

The fees payable for applications being lodged in a passports office in London or Sydney are specified in Part 3 of the Schedule.

(4)

The fee payable for applications being lodged in a New Zealand overseas mission for the issue of emergency travel documents is specified in Part 4 of the Schedule.

5 Additional fees

(1)

If an applicant for the issue of a passport or certificate of identity requires the application to be processed within a time frame that would result in the application being given priority over other applications of the same type, the applicant must pay the priority fee specified in item 1 of Part 5 of the Schedule in respect of the application.

(2)

If an applicant for the issue of a passport or certificate of identity requires the application to be processed within a time frame that would require officers to attend outside ordinary working hours, the applicant must pay the callout fee specified in item 2 of Part 5 of the Schedule in respect of the application.

(3)

If an application for the issue of a passport is required to be forwarded by a New Zealand overseas mission to a passports office in New Zealand, London, or Sydney, the applicant must pay the handling fee specified in item 3 of Part 5 of the Schedule in respect of the application.

(4)

The fees referred to in subclauses (1) and (2) are additional to the fee in subclause (3), and to the fees in regulation 4(1), (2), and (3), but are not additional to each other.

(5)

The fee referred to in subclause (3) is additional to the fees referred to in subclauses (1) and (2), and to the fees in regulation 4(2) and (3).

6 Payment of fees

(1)

A priority fee payable in respect of an application may be paid either at the time when the application is made or subsequently.

(2)

All other fees payable in respect of an application must be paid when the application is made.

(3)

Fees paid in respect of an application are not refundable if the application is declined.

7 Waiver of fees in certain cases

(1)

The Secretary may, in the circumstances set out in subclause (2), waive—

(a)

the fee specified in regulation 4(4) for an application for the issue of an emergency travel document:

(b)

the fee specified in regulation 5(1) or (2) for an application for the issue of a passport.

(2)

The circumstances are that—

(a)

the applicant is outside New Zealand when the application is made; and

(b)

the Secretary is satisfied that the timing of the application is dictated by the applicant’s urgent need to travel because of exceptional circumstances that—

(i)

require or may require the applicant to urgently leave the country in which he or she is present; and

(ii)

prevent the applicant from retrieving his or her valid passport (if one exists) because of the urgency of the situation or potential threat to the applicant’s safety (or both).

(3)

For the purposes of subclause (2)(b), exceptional circumstances means—

(a)

an invasion, coup d’état, violent uprising, terrorist act, or war that affects the country in which the applicant is present; or

(b)

a natural disaster or serious outbreak of disease that affects the country in which the applicant is present; or

(c)

the applicant having been the victim of kidnapping or human trafficking while in the country in which he or she is present; or

(d)

any circumstances of a similar nature to those specified in paragraphs (a) to (c).

(4)

The Secretary may waive the fee referred to in regulation 5(1) or (2) for an application for the issue of a passport or certificate of identity if the Secretary is satisfied that the timing of the application is dictated by the applicant’s urgent need to travel because of a situation involving—

(a)

the death or serious illness of—

(i)

a member of the applicant’s family; or

(ii)

a friend or business associate of the applicant; or

(b)

the serious illness of the applicant.

8 Fees exclusive of GST

The fees set out in the Schedule are exclusive of goods and services tax.

9 Revocation

The Passport (Fees) Regulations 1996 (SR 1996/132) are revoked.

Schedule Fees

rr 3A, 4, 5

Schedule: replaced, on 25 May 2022, by regulation 5 of the Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SL 2022/144).

Part 1 Applications being lodged online

Schedule Part 1: replaced, on 25 May 2022, by regulation 5 of the Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SL 2022/144).

ItemFee ($) (excluding GST) 25 May 2022 to 24 May 2023Fee ($) (excluding GST) 25 May 2023 to 24 May 2024Fee ($) (excluding GST) on and from 25 May 2024
1For the issue of an adult passport173.04179.13186.96
2For the issue of a child passport100.00104.35108.70

Part 2 Applications being lodged in passports office in New Zealand

Schedule Part 2: replaced, on 25 May 2022, by regulation 5 of the Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SL 2022/144).

ItemFee ($) (excluding GST) 25 May 2022 to 24 May 2023Fee ($) (excluding GST) 25 May 2023 to 24 May 2024Fee ($) (excluding GST) on and from 25 May 2024
1For the issue of an adult passport (not being an application described in item 3)173.04179.13186.96
2For the issue of a child passport (not being an application described in item 3)100.00104.35108.70
3For the issue of a replacement passport on the surrender, before its expiry, of an emergency travel documentNo feeNo feeNo fee
4For the issue of a certificate of identity100.00104.35108.70
5For the issue of a refugee travel document100.00104.35108.70

Part 3 Applications being lodged in passports office in London or Sydney

Schedule Part 3: replaced, on 25 May 2022, by regulation 5 of the Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SL 2022/144).

ItemFee ($) (excluding GST) 25 May 2022 to 24 May 2023Fee ($) (excluding GST) 25 May 2023 to 24 May 2024Fee ($) (excluding GST) on and from 25 May 2024
1For the issue of an adult passport (not being an application described in item 3)253.00263.00273.00
2For the issue of a child passport (not being an application described in item 3)148.00154.00160.00
3For the issue of a replacement passport on the surrender, before its expiry, of an emergency travel documentNo feeNo feeNo fee

Part 4 Applications to New Zealand overseas mission

Schedule Part 4: replaced, on 25 May 2022, by regulation 5 of the Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SL 2022/144).

ItemFee ($) (excluding GST) 25 May 2022 to 24 May 2023Fee ($) (excluding GST) 25 May 2023 to 24 May 2024Fee ($) (excluding GST) on and from 25 May 2024
1For the issue of an emergency travel document551.00573.00596.00

Part 5 Additional fees

Schedule Part 5: replaced, on 25 May 2022, by regulation 5 of the Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SL 2022/144).

ItemFee ($) (excluding GST) 25 May 2022 to 24 May 2023Fee ($) (excluding GST) 25 May 2023 to 24 May 2024Fee ($) (excluding GST) on and from 25 May 2024
1Priority fee
For—
(a)an application for the issue of a passport or certificate of identity being lodged in a passports office in New Zealand:173.04179.13186.96
(b)an application for the issue of a passport being lodged in a passports office in London or Sydney253.00263.00273.00
2Callout fee
For—
(a) an application for the issue of a passport or certificate of identity being lodged in a passports office in New Zealand:527.83548.70570.43
(b)an application for the issue of a passport being lodged in a passports office in London or Sydney717.00746.00776.00
3Handling fee
For a New Zealand overseas mission to forward an application for a passport to a passports office in New Zealand, London, or Sydney52.0054.0056.00

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 12 November 2015.

Notes
1 General

This is a consolidation of the Passport (Fees) Regulations 2015 that incorporates the amendments made to the legislation so that it shows the law as at its stated date.

2 Legal status

A consolidation is taken to correctly state, as at its stated date, the law enacted or made by the legislation consolidated and by the amendments. This presumption applies unless the contrary is shown.

Section 78 of the Legislation Act 2019 provides that this consolidation, published as an electronic version, is an official version. A printed version of legislation that is produced directly from this official electronic version is also an official version.

3 Editorial and format changes

The Parliamentary Counsel Office makes editorial and format changes to consolidations using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019. See also PCO editorial conventions for consolidations.

4 Amendments incorporated in this consolidation

Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SL 2022/144)

Passport (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2019 (LI 2019/9)