Joining KiwiSaver if you’re under 18
If you’re under 18 you can only join KiwiSaver through a scheme provider. You cannot join through your employer.
If you’re 16 or 17, you need at least 1 legal guardian to co-sign your application. If you do not have a legal guardian, contact your chosen KiwiSaver scheme provider.
If you’re under 16, you need the consent of all your legal guardians. You cannot enrol yourself.
Joining KiwiSaver if you’re part of a trust, partnership or a shareholder employee
If your business is run through a trust, partnership or company, and you’re paid a salary or wage from which PAYE is deducted, you join KiwiSaver by enrolling either:
- directly with a provider
- through your business’ payroll.
If you’re not paid a salary or wage with PAYE deducted, you can enrol directly through a provider.
Holding your contributions when you're new to KiwiSaver
We hold your contributions for 2 months (62 days) from the date we're told you’re a new KiwiSaver member. After that we pass them on to your scheme provider.