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IRD number application - non-res/offshore individual (IR742)

If you're overseas use this form to apply for an IRD number either for yourself or a child in your care.

If you're in New Zealand and:

  • already have a valid work or student visa and
  • your passport was verified by New Zealand Customs and Immigration at the airport when you arrived

you can apply for your IRD number online

To apply for an IRD number you will be asked to provide:

Providing these documents will speed up the process.

If you are unable to provide either proof of a fully functional New Zealand bank account or completed customer due diligence, you will need to satisfy Inland Revenue of your identity.

For help on how to get proof from your bank of a fully functional bank account, check out this guide

You'll find a list of the documents you need to send with this application on page 2 of this form.

Please print, complete and sign your IR742 form

If you're not in New Zealand you can email a legible copy of this form and the supporting documents to or post it to the address below:

Inland Revenue
PO Box 39050 
Wellington Mail Centre 5045
New Zealand

If you're in New Zealand take your completed application, with  the original and legible copies of the supporting documents for an "In person verification" to:

  • Automobile Association (AA) Driver Licensing Agents
  • PostShops.

List of postal addresses for Inland Revenue >