How do I apply for an IRD number?
If you intend to work in New Zealand, you will need an IRD (Inland Revenue Department) number.
Step One: Before Applying for an IRD Number
- You will need to have a fully functional New Zealand bank account and provide proof of this with your application. This could be a letter or bank statement showing deposits and withdrawals.
Step Two: Complete an IRD Application
- You will need to complete an IRD number application -Non Resident/Offshore Individual (IR742) form. You can download this form from the IRD website.
- You will be asked to provide documents to support your application and you will find a list of these on the form.
Step Three: Submit your Application