Digital Government

Birth Registrations Online, Department of Internal Affairs

85% of all births in New Zealand are now registered online, thanks to the introduction of Birth Registrations Online in March 2015. This project set out to replace a time-consuming and paper-based process with an electronic system available 24/7.

Parents can now register their new-born baby within days, rather than weeks, receive a birth certificate and access a range of services in different agencies for their baby.

The online service has been very popular; and DIA has saved money and is able to produce more timely and accurate records.