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Use this form when you:

  • have agreed on an amount of child support with the other parent or parents
  • want us to collect the money for you.

Gather your information

You will need all of these:

  • IRD numbers for you and your children
  • your bank account details
  • your child's birth certificate
  • proof of parentage
  • information about the other parent or parents.

Download and fill out the form

Sign the form and send it to us

Both parents or carers must sign the form. Send it to us at:

Child support
PO Box 39010
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045

What happens next

You do not need to call us.

We will make an assessment within 2 weeks of getting your application.

After that, the liable parent and receiving carer will get a notice. The notice will tell you how much you will need to pay or how much you will get.

  • If you are the liable parent, you have 30 days to make your first payment.
  • If you are the receiving carer, you will get paid by the 7th day of each month if the liable parent has paid on time.

My responsibilities

From now on, you'll always need to:

  • tell us about any changes to your income or care arrangements as soon as you can
  • keep up payments if you are the liable parent
  • deal with debt as soon as possible
  • let us know if the child leaves care, starts working full time or, if 18 years old, leaves school.

Changes to my child support details