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 jandals please. If you are unsure of what to wear please contact the office of the mayor for clarification, phone 04 296 4700.
2021 Citizenship Ceremonies
Location: Unless stated otherwise, all ceremonies are held at Council Chambers, ground floor of the Civic Building, 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu. All ceremonies are on a Wednesday, commencing at 7pm and are held in the Council Chamber. Five ceremonies were scheduled for 2021; no more remain this year. We'll publish the proposed dates for 2022 when they are known.
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.
Changes due to COVID-19
There are five ceremonies scheduled for 2021; this may change in response to changing COVID-19 alert levels. To ensure appropriate physical distancing is observed, the number of guests each individual/family may bring to their ceremony has had to be reduced. We apologise for any inconvenience.