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