The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

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Retrieval of information under authorised information matching programmes

The Electronic Identity Verification Act 2012 enables igovt to retrieve personal information relating to you from the Department of Internal Affair’s passports, and/or citizenship databases and/or registers of births, deaths, marriages, civil unions and name changes, and/or the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s immigration databases, for the purpose of verifying your identity.

That personal information may include your first, middle and last names, details of name changes, date of birth, place of birth, gender, photograph, immigration details (if relevant), and your existing passport or citizenship unique identifier, immigration client identity number or birth registration number.

Authorised confirmation of information

We may ask you to consent to us confirming your details against records held by Hospitality New Zealand, the New Zealand Transport Agency or the New Zealand Police. In these cases the agency will advise us only whether the details you have provided are consistent or not consistent with the information they hold. They may also advise us about the status of the recorded information they hold (for example that a licence issued to you has expired).


Agencies authorised to share or confirm information with the identity verification service

Who
What
Why
Department of Internal Affairs (Passports)Passport
Information
  1. To confirm the validity of information supplied in application.
  2. To ensure a person can only be issued with one verified identity.
  3. To keep core identity information in the verified identity accurate and up to date.
Department of Internal Affairs (Births, Deaths and Marriages)Birth, Death,
Marriage, Civil Union
and Name Change
information
  1. To confirm the validity of information supplied in application.
  2. To ensure a person can only be issued with one verified identity.
  3. To keep core identity information in the verified identity accurate and up to date.
Department of Internal Affairs (Citizenship)Citizenship
Information
  1. To confirm the validity of information supplied in application.
  2. To ensure a person can only be issued with one verified identity.
  3. To keep core identity information in the verified identity accurate and up to date.
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Immigration New Zealand)Immigration
Information
  1. To confirm the validity of information supplied in application.
  2. To ensure a person can only be issued with one verified identity.
  3. To keep core identity information in the verified identity accurate and up to date.
New Zealand PoliceConfirmation of
information on
Firearms Licence
To verify a Firearms Licence as a valid document.
Hospitality New ZealandConfirmation of
information on
18+ card
To verify an 18+ card as a valid document.
New Zealand Transport AgencyConfirmation of
information on
Driver Licence
To verify a Driver Licence as a valid document.

Find out more

See the RealMe website for more information about RealMe and how igovt a verified identity fits in