United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship and New Zealand
A birth in New Zealand does not normally give rights to British nationality, as it became a self-governing Commonwealth country from 1 January 1949. However, where a parent or grandparent was born in the UK, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, it is possible to have claims to British or Irish citizenship in the modern day.
The most common routes to British nationality for those with a family member born in New Zealand are as follows:
The most common routes to Irish nationality are as follows:
The UK, Ireland and New Zealand allow Dual nationality - the right to hold more than one citizenship.