The Mayor's Office of Tauranga City hosts approximately one citizenship ceremony each month.
During a ceremony, those taking part stand before an official person (normally the Mayor) and declare that they will honour Queen Elizabeth II, obey the laws of New Zealand and be a good citizen. The ceremony is important and interesting. It is a time when friends and family can come together to recognise the change in citizenship – from the country of birth to the country of choice.
Those taking part can choose whether to say the Oath or the Affirmation of Allegiance. The Oath is taken on a book of religion, the Affirmation is non-religious.
Application for citizenship is made through the Department of Internal Affairs in Wellington.
Invitations to a citizenship ceremony are sent from the Department of Internal Affairs.
Dates for 2018 citizenship ceremonies
They are held at Baycourt – Exhibition Hall and start at 3.30pm (entry from 3.15pm) unless otherwise noted. You may have two guests maximum per person.
Dates for 2018 citizenship ceremonies:
- Thursday 22 March
- Thursday 19 April
- Thursday 17 May
- Thursday 29 June
- Thursday 26 July
Dates for the remainder of the year to be confirmed.
New Zealand Government - NZ citizenship
Last Reviewed: 09/01/2018