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IRD number application - non-resident/offshore individual IR742

(published August 2016)

About this form

Complete this form if you're a non-resident/offshore individual who needs a New Zealand IRD number.

PDF | 156kb | 5 pages

This form can be completed on-screen by typing content directly into the PDF document. Once you have completed the form it is important that you print it out as you will not be able to save the information you enter into the form.

When to use this form

Use this form to apply for an IRD number either for yourself or a child in your care when you're an offshore person.

If you need to apply for a non-resident/offshore business IRD number, use the IRD number application - non-resident/offshore non individual (IR744) form.

Non-resident GST business claimants will need to use the Application for a non-resident GST business claimant registration (IR564) form.

If you're a New Zealand resident or citizen applying for an IRD number as:   

What you will need

Before applying for an IRD number you must have:

otherwise we won't be able to issue you an IRD number.

You'll find a list of the required documents you need to send with this application on page 3 of this form.

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After you finish

Please print, complete and sign your IR742. 

If you're not in New Zealand you can email a legible copy of this and the supporting documents to or post it to the address below:

Inland Revenue
PO Box 39050 
Wellington Mail Centre 5045
New Zealand

If you're in New Zealand take your completed application, with both the original and legible copies of the supporting documents for an "In person verification" to: 

  • Automobile Association (AA) Driver Licensing Agents
  • PostShops.

List of postal addresses for Inland Revenue >