The following information is required:
- Your full name, as it appears on your identity document
- Your address
- Your date of birth
- Details of your identity document:
- the passport number and expiry date or,
- the drivers’ license number and version number
Please note that your passport or drivers’ license must be current i.e. not expired or cancelled. A passport which has been cancelled and reissued cannot be verified online, even if it has not yet expired.
The address search checks your address against records held by the Companies Office, Land Information New Zealand and the Centrix credit reporting database. If your address is not held in any of these databases, the automatic verification service will return a message saying that your address could not be verified. If this happens, you can upload your proof of address (a bank statement or utility bill less than three months old) or provide it by email or post.
If you do not have current New Zealand-issued ID, you will need to follow the offline verification process instead.