Police check ID options

The NZ Police has strict requirements for vetting checks. You need to provide one primary and one secondary form of identification. One of these forms must have a photo of you.

Primary ID options

  • Passport (NZ or Overseas)
  • NZ Firearms Licence
  • NZ Full Birth Certificate (issued on or after 1998)
  • NZ Citizenship Certificate
  • NZ Refugee Travel Document
  • NZ Emergency Travel Document
  • NZ Certificate of Identity

Secondary ID options

  • NZ Driver Licence
  • 18+ card
  • NZ Full Birth Certificate (issued before 1998)
  • Community Services card
  • SuperGold Card
  • NZ Employee Photo Identification Card
  • NZ Student Photo Identification Card
  • Inland Revenue number
  • NZ issued utility bill (issued not more than six months earlier)
  • NZ Teachers Registration certificate
  • NZ Electoral Roll Record
  • International Driving Permit
  • Steps to Freedom Form

Please note that MyChecks is closing at the end of 2023

We would like to thank you for your support over the past 3 years.

Key dates:
– Last day for requesting a check is Friday 22nd December 2023
– Last day to access and download your checks Friday 19 January 2024

We understand that you will need to find an alternate supplier to complete your background checks. We recommend Checkmate, a NZ based background checking business. You can find them at www.checkmate.tech