Marriage Certificate Ordering Instructions


Ordering Copies of the Original Certificates : (Updated 19 August 2022)

Important Information (please read) :

  • Please email or write to us quoting all details given for the specific entry or entries you require.

  • Due to the very fragile nature of some early registers, including fading handwriting, it may be necessary in some cases to provide a full typed transcript.
  • All amounts quoted include NZ Government Goods & Serices Tax of 15%
  • Due to the amount of work involved in casual enquiries we regret that we are unable to supply any additional information from certificates without payment of either the standard charge (as above) to obtain a copy of the actual certificate(s) or payment of a research fee (NZ$100.00 per hour).
  • A low resolution copy of the scanned certificates will be emailed (scanning charge NZ$20.00). Postage of a photocopy will be an extra cost, see below.

Payment Instructions :

  • New Zealand Residents only : Scans of the original certificates cost NZ20.00 each. Payment may immediately be made by Internet banking / bank deposit. Please contact the Archives for bank account details at: pcanzarchives@prcknox.org.nz:, when you have made the transaction to our bank account with the required amount and confirm to the Archives that payment has been made.
  • Outside of New Zealand : Cost of certificate(s) NZ$20.00. Payment may immediately be made by secure credit card payment (see below for details).

Credit Card Payments :

  • We welcome payments by Visa, Mastercard [Access], and American Express Lock Your credit card details will be fully encrypted during processing by the "PayPal" secure server. At no stage are your credit card details divulged either to ourselves or any third party. Please note that due to costs incurred in providing this service all payments made via "PayPal" will incur an additional "shipping" fee of between 4% to 6% of the transaction amount. The total amount payable will be quoted prior to "checkout". (NB : To avoid the "shipping" fee New Zealand residents or those holding a New Zealand bank account can direct credit the amount payable to our bank account - details above under "Payment Instructions - New Zealand Residents").

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