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Budget 2024: The Government has announced FamilyBoost, a proposed new childcare payment to help eligible families with the rising costs of Early Childhood Education (ECE). Find out more:

Te tiro mēnā ka māraurau te kaimahi ki te KiwiSaver Check employee eligibility for KiwiSaver

Automatically enrolling or opting in an employee.

Your employee can join KiwiSaver if they’re living (or normally living) in New Zealand and they’re either:

  • a New Zealand citizen or entitled to be in New Zealand indefinitely
  • an Australian citizen
  • a New Zealand or Australian residence permit holder.

Eligibility for State Services employees

State Services employees who are serving overseas can also join KiwiSaver if they:

  • remain employed on New Zealand terms and conditions
  • are serving in a jurisdiction where offers of KiwiSaver scheme membership are lawful
  • meet the other eligibility requirements.

Employees who cannot join KiwiSaver

Your employee cannot join KiwiSaver if they:

  • hold a temporary, visitor, work or student visa
  • are a New Zealand citizen or someone who can live in New Zealand indefinitely, but they’re just visiting New Zealand or on holiday. 
Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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