The RealMe service is New Zealand's secure online identity verification service, officially backed by the government and New Zealand Post.
RealMe does two key jobs. It gives you a single login to multiple participating online services. If you upgrade to a verified RealMe account, it also works as your online ID. With a verified account you’ll be able to officially prove who you are for important online transactions with participating organisations. This means you’ll soon be able to do things like opening a bank account without needing to front up in person.
Why get it?
The RealMe service is the new way for you to prove who you are online and anyone living in New Zealand can use the RealMe service.
You can also access lots of online services safely with just one username and password. Once you get verified you can then almost instantly prove who you are on the Internet with participating organisations for the next five years. This means no more running around to prove your identity in person and it’s free to customers!
The RealMe service puts you in control
You control what information you share and when you share it. You consent for the RealMe service to release and share the personal information held by official sources with other organisations (like a bank). But only when you tell it to – saving you a lot of paperwork and running around.
To find out more about the RealMe service and create your own RealMe account, visit the RealMe website.
StudyLink and RealMe
If you’re planning to start study in 2016 you can now prove your identity to StudyLink using a RealMe verified identity. You need to sign up online to get your RealMe verified identity and then get a free photo taken at participating PostShop. We recommend avoiding the Christmas rush by doing this during November. Once set up you’ve got it for when you need it! Find out more
RealMe is a registered trademark owned by the Department of Internal Affairs and New Zealand Post Limited.