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Citizenship ceremonies

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.

Citizenship ceremonies 

Citizneship ceremonies are held monthly, if you have any further queries regarding these ceremonies please contact maree.king@tauranga.govt.nz.

New Zealand Government - NZ citizenship

Last Reviewed: 24/05/2019


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