Verifying your identity and address

Before you can open an account with Kiwibank, we'll need to verify your identity, address and in some cases your source of wealth or funds. We'll also ask for your overseas tax residency status, IRD number and Resident Withholding Tax rate.

How to get verified

We’re required by law to check your identification (ID) and proof of address at certain times, including when you open an account with Kiwibank as a new or existing customer.* In all cases, we'll need to keep a copy of your ID, proof of address and any other supporting documents used to open an account.

Overseas tax information

Before setting up a new account, you'll also be required to provide information on your overseas tax residency status including your tax identification number if applicable.**