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The igovt identity verification service lets you verify your identity to government service providers via the Internet. To use the igovt identity verification service, you must first get an igovt ID. Using your igovt ID allows you to prove your identity securely online.
An igovt ID is not an ID card or a piece of paper. Your igovt ID is electronic and is made up of four pieces of information about you, which you use by logging in to a service and giving consent for use of your igovt ID. The four pieces of information are your full name, date of birth, place of birth and gender. Using your igovt ID instead of providing a document that contains lots of other information about you, such as your passport, reduces the amount of detail you are providing about yourself.
To get an igovt ID, you will need to complete an online application and then have your photo taken at one of our DIA office locations. To find out more about igovt, how it works and how to apply, visit www.i.govt.nz.