Certificate of appreciation

The certificate of appreciation and lapel pin honour service of several kinds.

They express the thanks of the government and people of New Zealand for service given. Both the Prime Minister and Minister of Veterans’ Affairs sign the certificate of appreciation.

Eligibility

You qualify for the certificate of appreciation and lapel pin if you are:

  • a veteran of the New Zealand Armed Forces with qualifying operational service under the Veterans’ Support Act
  • a civilian who deployed with the New Zealand Defence Force on a mission that is qualifying operational service under the Veterans’ Support Act
  • a recipient of the New Zealand Operational Service Medal, with service in the New Zealand Armed Forces or the New Zealand Police
  • a Land Girl with the New Zealand Women’s Land Service during the Second World War.

How to apply

  1. Download the application form for the certificate and pin [PDF, 313 KB]
  2. Complete the form and send it to us.

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