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ID and Address Requirements

Identity and Address Confirmation

Whai Rawa is required by law to verify the identity and address of new Adult Members (aged over 16) and of Account Holders (where the new member is aged under 16). This means your identity and address document(s) need to be certified by Whai Rawa or by an ‘authorised’ person.

WHO IS AN AUTHORISED PERSON?

An authorised person must be one of the following, and cannot be a relative, member of your extended family group, a spouse or partner, or live at the same address.

» Justice of the Peace
» Solicitor
» Registered teacher
» Registered Chartered Accountant
» Kaumātua
» Police Constable
» Registered medical doctor
» Member of Parliament

PROOF OF IDENTITY – YOU CAN USE THE ORIGINAL(S) OF:

One of these:

» New Zealand or overseas Passport
» New Zealand firearms licence
» New Zealand Certificate of Identity issued by New Zealand Immigration or Department of Internal Affairs New Zealand.

OR

A New Zealand driver’s licence and any one of these:

» New Zealand or overseas birth certificate
» Correspondence from a Government agency containing your name, address and a unique reference (e.g. IRD number)
» Marriage certificate
» Community Services Card/Super Gold Card
» Recent bank or credit card statement
» Credit or debit card from your bank, bearing your name and signature

OR

An overseas driver’s licence and a New Zealand or overseas birth certificate.

PROOF OF ADDRESS

Please supply us with evidence of your residential address by supplying a copy of any one of the following (containing your current address):

» Bank statement
» Local authority rates bill
» Utility bill
» Government agency statement
» Insurance policy
» Current vehicle registration or driver’s licence*

* You cannot provide your driver’s licence as address verification if you have also provided it for identity verification.