Checklist for visiting a Justice of the Peace

  • Phone the Justice of the Peace for an appointment.
  • Explain what you need to be completed – some documents can take more time than you expect.
  • Do not sign any of your documents before you meet the JP.
  • Take some form of photo identification, in case it is needed.
  • 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
    Certifying copies printed from on-line? More
  • Verifying your Identity? Read more
  • Is it a Statutory Declaration? Read more
  • Is it an Affidavit? Read more
  • Will the JP witness your signature? Read more
  • Is it a marriage dissolution (divorce) document? Read more
  • Is it a document from another country? Read more

Service Centres

We offer a “drop-in” JP service at 17 convenient Centres across the
Bay of Plenty region, at 24 different times.
You can call in to see a Justice of the Peace without an appointment.
Depending on the number of clients, there may be a short wait.
Service Centres are closed on public holidays.