Visiting a JP at their home or work
- Phone or text the Justice to book an appointment.
- Explain what you need – some documents can take more time than you expect.
Visiting a JP at a Service Centre
- No appointment is needed
- Be prepared to wait if there’s a queue
Service Centres are usually very busy. If you have a lot of documents, we recommend you make an individual appointment with a Justice. In fairness to everyone, we regard 10 documents as a reasonable limit at a service desk.
- Take some form of photo ID, in case it is needed.
- If you require certified copies, take the original documents as well as the copies
- Sort out your documents before you arrive, with originals and copies in separate piles in the same order.
- Bring any instructions you’ve been given.
- If any of your documents are online (such as email attachments) bring a device, so the Justice can see the electronic original before processing the paper copy.
- Do not sign any of your documents before you meet the Justice.
- If your documents are from another country, check that a New Zealand Justice of the Peace can complete them for you.
We can help you
- Do you want copies certified? Read more
- Verifying your Identity? Read more
- Is it a Statutory Declaration? Read more
- Is it an Affidavit? Read more
- Will the Justice witness your signature? Read more
- Is it a marriage dissolution (divorce) document? Read more
- Is it a document from another country? Read more