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Changes to paid parental leave payments - There will be no paid parental leave payments from 31 December to 18 January, because of the holidays. Find out more.

If you already have an IRD number but cannot find it, we can help you find it.

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Using paper forms to apply for an IRD number

If you want to apply for your IRD number using a paper form, check the 'Other ways to do this' section on the application page that fits your situation.

New arrivals to New Zealand - having trouble verifying your identity

If you've tried to get an IRD number as a 'new arrival' but it did not work, you'll need to apply for one in a different way. Depending on your situation, you'll need to apply either as:

  • 'living in New Zealand and not a new arrival'
  • 'living overseas'.

Apply for an IRD number - living in New Zealand and not a new arrival

Apply for an IRD number - living overseas

Last updated: 06 May 2021
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