• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

  • The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Wellington informs that any passport matters for citizens of Poland residing in New Zealand are processed in our office in Wellington.


    According to the Polish law, every Polish citizen has a right to be given a Polish passport. Passports cannot be extended and in the place of a passport document which expired, a new document is issued.


    Submission of the applications and collection of the passports


    Please call or email the Embassy to make an appointment.


    An application for a passport as well as the passport collection is made in person. Person submitting or receiving a passport must have their ID with them. Both legal parents complete the passport application on behalf of a minor. The presence of minor is required when applying for his/her passport. For the collection of the passport for a minor one parent must be present. Children who are 13 years old or older collect their passport in person, with the presence of one parent. In some cases, at the request of the person applying for a passport, a Consul may waive the requirement of the personal collection of the passport. In this case person concerned needs to fill out a written request at the time of making an application for a passport.




    1. Application form - to be printed and completed prior to the appointment.
    2. One recent photograph
    - measuring 35 x 45 mm, taken in the last 6 months, on a single white (light) background, with good focus, bright and evenly distributed light, and clearly showing the face from both sides from the top of the head to the top of the shoulders, so as the face occupies 70-80% of the photograph, clearly showing the eyes, especially the pupils, with visible eyebrows, presenting the person in a frontal position, maintaining the vertical symmetry, without a headgear and dark-eyed glasses, looking straight ahead with open eyes, unobstructed hair, with a natural expression on face and closed mouth.

    Photograph should be clearly signed on the back. Please do not physically attach photographs to the passport questionnaires.


    3. Currently held Polish passport and in case you never owned one - evidence of Polish citizenship (either: identity card - Dowód Osobisty, confirmation of Polish citizenship, the act of granting Polish citizenship).


    4. Polish National Identification Number: PESEL


    The passports are issued only on the basis of entries in the Civil Records Office (księgi stanu cywilnego) and National Identification Number PESEL.


    5. Copy of a birth certificate issued by the Polish Civil Records Office (Urząd Stanu Cywilnego).

    Applies to:


    • persons applying for a Polish passport for the first time,

    • people who do not have a PESEL number or in the event of a discrepancy in data.

    • people born outside Poland.

    6.Copy of marriage certificate issued by the Polish Civil Records Office (Urząd Stanu Cywilnego).

    Applies to:


    • the applications for a new passport due to change of name due to marriage,
    • married women and men who do not have their PESEL number.
    • all married women who have adopted the surname of her husband, if the marriage was concluded abroad and was not registered in the Polish Civil Records Office (księgi stanu cywilnego).

    7.Valid photo ID. If passport expired or the appearance of the passport holder has undergone a major change, another valid photo ID must be submitted.


            8. Passport fee (according to Consular Fees)


            9. Self-addressed courier envelope - Signature Required only





    Issuance of a temporary passport applies to:


    • minors 5 years old or younger

    • Polish citizens residing abroad, who do not have a passport

    • People awaiting a new passport, which is being issued in Poland

    Temporary passports are issued for a period not longer than 12 months.


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