Identification and Address Verification
(Anti Money Laundering, Countering Financing of Terrorism, and Land Titles requirements)

Before setting up your client record with us, we need to get to know you. Bringing the following documents to your meeting with your lawyer helps us to check your identity, your name and your address. There are two parts to this request.

PART ONE

Please choose from ONE of the following options for acceptable identity documents:

ONE of the following primary photographic forms of identification:

  • Current New Zealand Passport
  • Current New Zealand Certificate of Identity
  • New Zealand Refugee Travel Document
  • Current New Zealand Firearms Licence
  • Current overseas Passport
  • Current National Identity Card, issued by a foreign government, containing name, date of birth, photograph and signature (translation may be necessary)

Current New Zealand Drivers Licence

AND ONE of the following forms of identification:

  • Current bank card issued by a registered bank, embossed with your name and with your signature
  • Statement issued by a registered bank dated within the last 12 months
  • SuperGold card showing your name and signature
  • Government-issued letter, e.g. statement from Inland Revenue Department, dated within the last 12 months
  • New Zealand birth certificate
  • Full overseas birth certificate

ONE of the following primary non-photographic forms of identification:

  • Full New Zealand birth certificate
  • Full overseas birth certificate
  • Certificate of New Zealand Citizenship
  • Overseas Citizenship Certificate

AND ONE of the following photographic forms of identification:

  • Current New Zealand drivers licence
  • HANZ 18+ Card
  • Current International Driving Permit and a Licence from another country (translation may be necessary)

PART TWO

Please choose ONE of the following list for address verification (please note that we require original documents and dated within the last 12 months):

  • Statement or a letter from a registered New Zealand bank showing your account details
  • Credit card statement, showing your account details, from one of the following institutions: Farmers, The Warehouse, Gem or Q card
  • Statement or letter showing your account details from one of the following institutions: WBS or Rabobank
  • Statement or letter showing your unique customer reference number from Farmlands, Computershare, Bramwell Brown, Rival Wealth, JB Were, Forsyth Barr, Hobson Wealth, NZ Capital or Craigs Investment Partners
  • Utility bill (must be for a fixed line utility, not a mobile phone; e.g. electricity, gas, landline telecommunications)
  • Insurance documents showing the policy number or unique customer reference number
  • Local Council notification/rates demand
  • Government-issued document (e.g. court document, Inland Revenue Department letter)

HELPFUL HINT

It would be useful for us to have a bank deposit slip or a printout, stamped by your bank, verifying the bank account number that you will use for your transaction.