COVID-19: Recording your overseas vaccinations

Find out how to record your COVID-19 vaccination in New Zealand if you’ve received one overseas. 

Last updated: 7 February 2023

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Recording your overseas COVID-19 vaccination

If you have a National Health Index (NHI) number, we can record the details of a COVID-19 vaccination you’ve had overseas in the COVID-19 Immunisation Register. This means you will be able to view your vaccination records on My Covid Record and request your My Vaccine Record or an International Travel Vaccination Certificate.

NHI numbers are given to people using health and disability services in New Zealand. You are allocated one when you enrol with a general practitioner (GP) or when you access health services.

Vaccines types we can accept evidence of

We can accept evidence of the following vaccines received overseas:

1.    Anhui Zhifei Longcom (Zifivax, ZF2001, ZF-UZ-VAC-2001, RBD-Dimer).
2.    AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, AZD1222, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19).
3.    AstraZeneca, Serum Institute of India (Covishield, AZD1222).
4.    Bagheiat-allah University of Medical Sciences (Noora). Three doses required for this vaccine.
5.    Beijing Minhai Biotechnology Co/ Shenzhen Kangtai Biological products (KCONVAC, Minhai COVID-19 vaccine, KconecaVac, BIOKANGTAI).
6.    Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152).
7.    Biological E Limited (Corbevax, BECOV2A)
8.    CanSino (Convidecia, PakVac, Ad5-nCoV). Only single dose required for this vaccine.
9.    Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, CIGB (Abdala, CIGB-66).
10.    Chumakov Centre (KoviVac).
11.    Federal Budgetary Research Institution State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR, FBRI (EpiVacCorona).
12.    Federal Budgetary Research Institution State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR, FBRI (Aurora-CoV, EpiVacCorona-N)
13.    Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology (Gam-COVID-Vac, Sputnik, rAd5). Two course nasal spray vaccine
14.    Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology (Sputnik V, Gam-COVID-Vac).
15.    Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology (Sputnik light). Only single dose required for this vaccine (“Sputnik light” only, not other Sputnik/Gamaleya vaccines).
16.    Health Institutes of Turkey (Turkovac, ERUCOV-VAC)
17.    Instituto Finlay de Vacunas Cuba / Pasteur Institute of Iran (Soberana 02, FINLAY-FR-2, Pasteurcovac)
18.    Instituto Finlay de Vacunas Cuba (Soberana Plus, FINLAY-FR-1A). Only approved as a third dose after 2 doses of Soberana 02.
19.    Janssen / Johnson & Johnson (Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine, Ad26.COV2.S, Ad26COVS1, JNJ-78436735). Only single dose required for this vaccine.
20.    Kazakhstan Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems (RIBSP, QazVac, QazCovid-in).
21.    Medicago Inc. (COVIFENZ, coVLP).
22.    Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corporation, MVC (MVC COVID-19 vaccine, Medigen COVID-19 vaccine, MVC-COV1901).
23.    Moderna (Spikevax, mRNA-1273).
24.    National Vaccine and Serum Institute (China) (NVSI-06-08, Recombinant SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (CHO Cell)). Three doses required for this vaccine.
25.    Novovax (NV-CoV2373, Nuvaxavoid)
26.    Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (FAKHRAVAC, MIVAC)
28.    Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty, Tozinameran, BNT162b2).
29.    Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute (Razi Cov Pars). Three doses required for this vaccine.
30.    Serum Institute of India, Covovax (Nuvaxovid, Novavax formulation)
31.    Shifa Pharmed Industrial Co (COVIran Barekat, COVIRAN, BIV1-CovIran, COVIran Barkat/Barakat).
32.    Sinopharm, Beijing (BBIBP-CorV, Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, BIBP, LIBP, CCIBP, CDIBP, CNBG vaccine, Covilo).
33.    Sinopharm, Wuhan (Sinopharm/WIBP CorV/COVID-19 vaccine).
34.    Sinovac (CoronaVac, Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, PiCoVacc).
35.    Takeda (TAK-919, COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna Intramuscular Injection).
36.    Valneva SE/Dynavax Technologies (VLA2001, VLA2101)
37.    Vaxine/CinnaGen Co. COVAX-19 (SpikoGen).
38.    Zydus Cadila (ZyCoV-D). Three doses required for this vaccine.

How to provide evidence of your vaccination(s)

You will need to complete an Overseas Vaccine Submission Form to have your overseas vaccinations recognised in New Zealand and recorded in the COVID Immunisation Register.

Overseas Vaccine Submission Form

You will be asked for your: 

  • full name
  • date of birth
  • National Health Index (NHI) number (if applicable/known)
  • email address
  • phone number
  • current and previous address in New Zealand (if applicable), and
  • evidence of your vaccination(s).

Evidence requirements

Your vaccination record and evidence above must be in English or professionally translated into English before you apply.

  • Evidence of your vaccination through a vaccine certification issued from the country where you were vaccinated, or equivalent documentation. This documentation must contain the following information:
    • your name (first and last)
    • the name(s) of the vaccines you received
    • the country where the vaccine(s) were administered
    • the date the vaccine(s) were administered

Note: Some digital vaccination certificates (typically featuring a QR code) may only contain information about the most recent dose. In many cases, you are able to request a certificate for both vaccination events from the country you were vaccinated, and you should do this if available. If this is not available, please indicate the date(s) of any other vaccinations received in your submission.

Technical support

For technical support or feedback about submitted evidence of your overseas vaccinations email [email protected]

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