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Migrant or visa holder IRD number application

Use this service if you're an individual  with a foreign passport who needs a New Zealand IRD number.

To use this service you must:

  • hold a resident, work or student visa or Australian passport
  • have your passport verified by Customs New Zealand when you entered New Zealand

 

You will need to provide:

If you hold a resident visa

• your passport
• your Immigration New Zealand Application number (from your visa approval email or Immigration New Zealand letter)

If you hold a student or work visa

• your passport
• your Immigration New Zealand Application number (from your visa approval email or Immigration New Zealand letter)
• evidence of a fully functional New Zealand bank account, for example a statement or signed bank notice or
• completed customer due diligence

If you hold an Australian passport

• your passport

Find out about Proof of a fully functional New Zealand bank account (IR984) and

Find out about IRD number application - customer due diligence (IR997)

After completing your registration you'll get your IRD number within two working days.

We'll contact you if we need more information about your registration.

Fully functional bank account

A fully functional bank account is one that is held with a New Zealand bank or licensed deposit taker and they have obtained identity information from you, and completed verification of your identity.

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