Citizenship ceremonies


New Zealand citizenship ceremonies are held in Kāpiti several times a year.

Ceremonies are carried out by the Mayor and start at 7pm in the Council Chambers, which are located in the Civic Building (unless otherwise informed). Candidates and guests need to be seated by 6.50pm as once the ceremony starts, the doors to the Civic Building are locked for security reasons and no one else will be able to enter. Please make sure you're on time if you're coming along.

Citizenship ceremonies are open to recipients and invited guests only. A light supper follows the ceremony.

Dress Code: Smart/Casual. We also encourage recipients to wear their National Dress. No jeans, shorts, tee shirts or jandles please. If you are unsure of what to wear please contact the office of the mayor for clarification, phone 04 296 4700.

2019 Citizenship Ceremonies

Location: Unless stated otherwise, all ceremonies are held at Council Chambers, ground floor of the Civic Building, 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu.

       Wednesday 30 January (Raukawa Marae, Ōtaki)

       Wednesday 1 May

       Wednesday 24 July

       Wednesday 28 August

       Wednesday 2 October

       Wednesday 20 November

NB: The above are proposed dates for ceremonies which may be cancelled.


For all citizenship enquiries, please contact the Department of Internal Affairs:

Phone: 0800 22 51 51
Website: Department of Internal Affairs

Please don't contact the Council with queries concerning scheduling of applicants into ceremonies.

Successful applicants will receive notification from the Department of Internal Affairs regarding their scheduled ceremony 3 to 4 weeks before the ceremony.