What to do
Take your completed form for Individuals (IR 595) and your identification documents to your nearest AA Driver Licensing agent. We'll confirm your identity, send photocopies of your ID documents to Inland Revenue and they'll send your IRD Number to you within 8-10 working days. It's that easy.
This is a free service provided in conjunction with Inland Revenue. It applies to Personal IRD Number applications only and does not include non-individual customer (such as companies, trusts and partnerships) IRD Number applications.
If you don't have suitable identification documents in Category A or B and for queries regarding personal IRD number applications processed at an AA Driver Licensing outlet call the IRD on 0800 227 774.
How to get an IR 595 form
You will need one current original document from Category A and one current original document from Category B plus a photocopy of each.
|New Zealand full birth certificate (issued on or after 1 January 1998)
||New Zealand driver licence
|New Zealand passport
||New Zealand 18+ card
||New Zealand student photo identification card
|New Zealand emergency travel document
||A letter confirming registration as a student in New Zealand
|New Zealand firearm or dealers licence
||An "offer of employment" letter from your employer, on their company letterhead
|New Zealand refugee travel document
|New Zealand certificate of identity
|New Zealand citizenship certificate
IRD numbers for babies or children
If you want an IRD number for a baby or child under the age of 16, please bring:
- One current original document from Category A or Category B for the child
- A document which shows the relationship between you and the child, if not already shown on the Category A or Category B document
- Full proof of your own identity as if you were applying for a number for yourself.
Forgotten IRD number
If you already have an IRD Number and need your number re-sent to you, you'll need to contact Inland Revenue.