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Work out if your business or organisation is offshore

Before you can apply you need to make sure you meet the definition of offshore.

Gather your information

You need:

  • a certificate of registration or copy of the trust deed
  • a passport photo and proof of residential address for at least one trustee of the trust
  • evidence of a fully functional bank account or customer due diligence.

What happens next

  • We'll contact you if we need more information about your registration.
  • We'll email or post your IRD number to you. It can take 20 working days to arrive if you choose to have it posted.

My responsibilities

  • Keep your IRD number where you can easily find it.
  • Set up a myIR account for your business or organisation when you have your IRD number.
  • Tell us about any changes. The easiest way to update your details is in myIR.