Ancestry.com - New Zealand, Naturalisations, 1843-1981

This database contains an index of persons who were naturalised or given citizenship in New Zealand. Citizenship did not begin until 1949, but persons who were not born within the British Commonwealth and applied for naturalisation were given British citizenship prior to 1949. Depending on the register, the records may include: name of individual, age or birth date, birthplace, place of residence, former nationality, naturalisation date, file number, certificate register and register page number. There is a free name search with various subscription options available. Images of the records are not available due to privacy restrictions.