Identity documents

Learn how we can help you to apply for an IRD number or a Kiwi Access identification card.

Identity documents

Learn how we can help you to apply for an IRD number or a Kiwi Access identification card.

IRD number

Apply for an IRD number at your local PostShop and we’ll organise and forward it on to Inland Revenue for you. There is no cost when you apply for an IRD number with NZ Post or Inland Revenue.

People living in New Zealand who are not new arrivals can get an IRD number by simply filling in an application form and bringing it along with the required documentation to your local PostShop. You will need to bring with you the original documents to be verified as well as legible copies.

You’ll receive your number by mail approximately two weeks after you've applied.

You need an IRD number if you:

  • earn any money, for example from a job, benefit, bank account, investment or rental property
  • open a bank account or invest money
  • join KiwiSaver
  • apply for Working for Families
  • apply for child support
  • apply for a student loan

Kiwi Access card

Simply fill in an application form, bring along the required identification, then we’ll forward it to Hospitality NZ. You’ll receive your card in the mail in two to three weeks. Kiwi Access is the new name for the 18+ Card.

  • Anyone 18 years of age or older who wants a proof of age verification
  • Photo identification if you don’t have a driver licence or passport
  • An alternative form of photo ID
  • It only costs $55 and is valid for 10 years

To get a Kiwi Access Card your application form needs to be signed and verified by an authorised witness.

You need to have a current photo ID to complete your application, if you don’t have a current photo ID you will also need an identifier to verify a passport photo of you.

Check your application form to find out who is authorised to be a witness and identifier.

We also require proof of identity, so you’ll need to visit your local PostShop.

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Post shop

PostShop locator

With hundreds of New Zealand Post outlets nationwide you can pay your bills almost anywhere. Many offer weekend services.