Identity Requirements

Identification

We are required to verify your identity and your address by law.

If you are over 18 years, we will need certified photocopies of acceptable forms of identification to verify your identity which will include:

  • Current New Zealand passport; OR
  • Current international passport; OR
  • New Zealand firearms licence; OR
  • New Zealand driver’s licence or international driver’s permit PLUS one of the following:
    • New Zealand birth certificate; OR
    • Overseas birth certificate; OR
    • New Zealand certificate of citizenship; OR
    • Certificate of citizenship issued by a foreign Government; OR
    • Current credit card, debit card, or eftpos card signed by you and issued by a registered New Zealand bank and a bank statement issued by a registered New Zealand bank dated within the previous 12 months (New Zealand driver’s licence only).

Address verification

To verify your address, certified photocopies of acceptable

documents which set out your name and current address

and are dated within the previous six months include:

  • Power or home phone bill; OR
  • Rates bill; OR
  • Bank account statements; OR
  • IRD statements; OR
  • Car registration documents.

Identification of a minor

If you are under 18 years of age, we will require identity verification for both you and your parent(s)/guardian(s).

If you are aged 15 or under, both parents/all legal guardians will be required to sign the Application Form on your behalf and provide proof of their identity. You will also be required to provide proof of your identity. This means you will need to provide a certified photocopy of documents that contain the following information:

  • Your identity and address. This document must set out the minor’s name and current address and be dated within the previous six months (for example a bank statement); AND
  • Both of your parents/all of your guardians identity and address. These documents must set out your parents/ guardians names and current address(es) and be dated within the previous six months and could include:
    • Bank statement; OR
    • Power or home phone bill; OR
    • Rates bill; OR
    • IRD statement; OR
    • Car registration documents.
  • PLUS proof of guardianship which can include:
    • Your birth certificate; OR
    • Guardianship order; OR
    • Deceased parents death certificate and a will appointing these people as your guardian; OR
    • If all of the above is not possible, a statutory declaration confirming that these people are your guardians.

If you are aged 16 or 17 years, your will be required to sign the Application Form and provide proof of your identity and address. One parent/guardian will also be required to sign the Application Form and provide proof of identity and address.

If you are aged 16 or 17 years and you are married, in a de facto relationship or a civil union, then you will be required to sign the Application Form. We do not need your parent/ guardian to provide identification or to sign the Application Form, but we will need you to provide a copy of your marriage or civil union licence (or proof of the de facto relationship).

Certification of documents

We will accept photocopied documents certified by someone who is over 16 years of age and is one of the following:

  • Commonwealth representative (as defined in the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957); OR
  • An employee of the Police who holds the office of constable (as defined in section 4 of the Policing Act 2008); OR
  • Justice of the peace; OR
  • Registered medical doctor; OR
  • Kaumātua; OR
  • Registered teacher; OR
  • Minister of religion; OR
  • Lawyer (as defined in the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006); OR
  • Notary public; OR
  • New Zealand Honorary consul; OR
  • Member of Parliament; OR
  • Chartered accountant (within the meaning of section 19 of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Act 1996).

The person certifying your document must not be:

  • related to you; for example, your parent, child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or cousin; OR
  • your spouse or partner; OR
  • a person who lives at the same address as you.

If sufficient identification and address verification is not provided your application will be rejected and your payment returned. Payments returned to investors will not be eligible to accrue any interest.

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