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.
Citizneship ceremonies are held monthly, if you have any further queries regarding these ceremonies please contact email@example.com.
New Zealand Government - NZ citizenship
Last Reviewed: 24/05/2019