Verify your identity using your smartphone

If you're new to Kiwibank, you can verify who you are by using ID Checker on your smartphone.

ID Checker saves you time

There’s no app to download and no need to go into a Kiwibank with your ID. You can use ID Checker if you join Kiwibank online, apply for a credit card online, or receive an invite. You'll need:

  • A current New Zealand passport or driver licence.
  • To live at a residential address here in New Zealand.

Here's what to expect

  1. If you choose to use ID Checker, you'll receive a text from 5900 with a link in the text.
  2. Click the link and make sure you have your New Zealand passport or driver licence handy.
  3. ID Checker will walk you through capturing your ID document, as well as verifying your address and face.

After you’ve finished, we'll let you know if you've been successfully verified.

Need help?

Download our ID Checker user guide (PDF 1020.0 KB) for step-by-step instructions.