ID requirements

Government legislation means that you must bring in ID to complete the following transactions at your local PostShop.

  • Applications for Loaded cards.
  • Buying or selling Foreign Currency valued at NZ$1,000 or more.
  • The purchase or redemption of Domestic Money Orders of NZ $500 or more in cash.
  • BillPay transactions of NZ$10,000 or more in cash.
  • Western Union transactions.
  • ID & Apply applications for GE Gem Visa and Personal Loans.

When a customer is conducting multiple transactions either of the same product, or different products where the total value of all transactions combined is more than $10,000, we will also require ID.

Cheques over $250

From 4 March 2015, cheques over $250 will require:

  • Photo ID details
  • Residential address
  • Phone number (or if none, that of a family member).

Types of ID

Please note that proof of address must be dated within the last 12 months and ID must be no longer than 3 months expired.

The appropriate forms of ID* are listed below with the exception of Western Union and GE.

See more information on the ID requirements for Western UnionOpens in a new window. . For ID & Apply applications for GE Gem Visa and Personal Loans please contact GE.

Option 1

Primary Photo ID

  • Passport
  • NZ certificate of identity
  • NZ refugee travel document
  • NZ emergency travel document
  • NZ firearms licence
PLUS

Proof of address (e.g. bank statement, utilities bill, electoral roll, etc)

Option 2 Primary Non-Photo ID
  • Full NZ birth certificate
  • Certificate of NZ citizenship
PLUS

One form of Secondary Photo ID

  • NZ driver
  • NZ Defence Force photo ID
  • NZ police photo ID
  • 18+ Card
  • NZ student photo ID PLUS

Proof of address (e.g. bank statement, utilities bill, electoral roll, etc)

Option 3 NZ driver licence
PLUS
One of following:
  • Other NZ bank’s card with customer name and signature
  • Other NZ bank statement issued in the preceding 12 months
  • SuperGold Card
  • Community Services Card
  • NZ government statement (eg IRD, WINZ, Studylink) with customer name issued in preceding 12 months.
PLUS

Proof of address (e.g. bank statement, utilities bill, electoral roll, etc)

*Accurate as at June 17 2013