Make a request for official information
This page allows you to make an online request to us under the Official Information Act (OIA).
You can make a request for Official Information via our online form or you can make a request by post.
Requests by post
Response times and charges
How to follow up or make a complaint
Refusing OIAs and withholding information
Before you make a request
Before making an OIA request, check out our other sources of information as you may find the information you need is already publicly available:
- Directory of Official Information(external link) – this website helps members of the public to exercise their rights under the Official Information Act 1982 effectively
- Office of the Ombudsman(external link) – this guidance on the official information legislation prepared by the Ombudsman
- a list of datasets we have created(external link)
- Responses to selected Official Information Act (OIA) requests of public interest.
Making a request for personal information
If you want to see the personal information we hold on you, please use the form on the Immigration New Zealand website.