Proof of Identity

What is a Proof of Identity form?

If you are applying for your Criminal Conviction History from the Ministry of Justice – either for yourself or for an employer – you will need to provide one of the following forms of ID:

  • New Zealand driver licence (current or expired within the last 2 years),
  • New Zealand passport (must be signed and can be current or expired within the last 2 years),
  • Overseas passport (must be signed and current).

If you don’t have any of these, you’ll need to ask someone to confirm your identity. They do this by filling in a Proof of Identity form.

Download Proof of Identity form (PDF 2.08mb)

The person who identifies you must:

✓ Have known you for more than 12 months
✓ Be aged 18 years or over
✓ Have a day time phone number and be contactable during normal business hours
✗ Not be a relative (a relative is a person connected by blood or marriage), and
✗ Not live at the same address.

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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

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