Make sure you complete the online tasks emailed to you via our RedCarpet Onboarding system in regards to your bank account and IRD number.
You must be physically in New Zealand to apply for an IRD number (you cannot apply from overseas). You will need an IRD number to be paid and given access to buildings, email, computer systems, Staff ID card, and the Staff Web Kiosk.
You will be required to provide originals of two identification documents (such as a birth certificate or driver’s licence) as well as a legible photocopy of those documents to an Inland Revenue-appointed verifier. Examples of these are:
- Automobile Association (AA) Driver Licensing Agents
- Post Shops and selected New Zealand Post retail outlets
Staff there will verify your supporting documentation and return the originals to you, then forward your application form and photocopies to Inland Revenue.
Inland Revenue will send you your IRD number within 8 to 10 working days. It will either be sent to your residence address, or if it's urgent, Inland Revenue can ring it through to your contact phone number.