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Delays to response times: It is taking longer than usual to answer calls and myIR messages, and to process some COVID-19 Support Payment applications. This is because of the impact of COVID-19. If possible, please contact us through your myIR account. Log in to myIR

Budget 2022: The Government has announced Budget 2022, which includes changes to child support payments. Find out more on our Tax Policy website

Budget 2022: The Government has announced a Cost of Living Payment, which will be paid from 1 August 2022. You do not need to apply for this payment. If you are eligible, we’ll pay it into your bank account. Find out more

If you already have an IRD number but cannot find it, we can help you find it.

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Using paper forms to apply for an IRD number

If you want to apply for your IRD number using a paper form, check the 'Other ways to do this' section on the application page that fits your situation.

New arrivals to New Zealand - having trouble verifying your identity

If you've tried to get an IRD number as a 'new arrival' but it did not work, you'll need to apply for one in a different way. Depending on your situation, you'll need to apply either as:

  • 'living in New Zealand and not a new arrival'
  • 'living overseas'.

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Apply for an IRD number - living overseas

Last updated: 06 May 2021
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