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Changes to the myIR login screen are coming You will not be able to use myIR between 1pm Saturday 8 October and 8am Monday 10 October. This is so we can update our external authentication system. From Monday 10 October the myIR login page will have a new look and feel, but the login process will not change.

Cost of Living Payment Eligible customers will have the payment automatically paid into their bank accounts by the end of the day 3 October 2022. The payments will be staggered and Credit Union customers may not receive their payment until 4 October 2022. Cost-of-Living-Payment

You can apply for your loan to be interest-free if you were intending to travel for less than 6 months but, because of events outside of your control, you could not return to New Zealand as planned.

Some examples of these delays are:

  • personal illness or accident
  • death or illness of a family member
  • natural disasters.

To apply, you’ll need to have been a New Zealand tax resident while you were overseas and show that you were intending to stay overseas for less than 183 days.

You’ll need to provide the following proof:

  • evidence of the reason you were delayed
  • your original flight reservations
  • a completed New Zealand tax residence questionnaire - IR886 if you were overseas for more than 325 days.

Tax residency status for individuals

Apply to keep my student loan interest-free overseas

Last updated: 18 Jun 2021
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