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Veteran's Pin and Certificate of Appreciation

Veteran's Pin and Certificate of Appreciation

The Veteran's Pin and Certificate of Appreciation recognise operational service.

Applications are open, but the process has changed

How you apply depends on whether you have a case manager. 

Who can get the Veteran’s Pin and Certificate of Appreciation

You can get a Veteran's Pin and Certificate of Appreciation if you:

  • were issued with the New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM) because of service with either the:
    • NZ Armed Forces, or
    • New Zealand Police
  • have Qualifying Operational Service, or
  • served with the New Zealand Women's Land Service during the Second World War.

Evidence not required

We will confirm your service on your behalf. You do not need to supply any evidence of your service. 

If we are unable to confirm your service, we may ask for further information.

What you can get

The Veteran's Pin and Certificate of Appreciation express the thanks of the NZ Government and people of NZ for the service you have given.

Both the Prime Minister and Minister for Veterans sign the certificate of appreciation.