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Getting my IRD number on WH visa

Old Oct 22nd 2015, 8:30 am
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Hi,

I'm on a Working Holiday Visa. Not planning on working just yet (only been here a month and I'm still travelling around) but I want to get my IRD sorted for when I need it. The advice I've found online says to complete the 742 form. Is this correct for someone on my visa?

I want to check before I complete the form, mainly because it is asking for so much paperwork and prior history. What complicates things is that I've just spent 2 years in Canada so it would have to be their paperwork. I don't have a postal address to use here either. I have to prove my most recent address etc - but from what I can tell, all of these requirements were updated in the past few weeks...

Any advice from folks on here?

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Old Oct 22nd 2015, 8:41 am
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found this on the site IRD numbers (Find out about)

looks like you need a bank account. personally I would call them and ask 0800 227 774
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Old Oct 22nd 2015, 8:48 am
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found this on the site IRD numbers (Find out about)

looks like you need a bank account. personally I would call them and ask 0800 227 774
I've got one of those! Got that sorted before I got here; should have done the same with this by the looks of things. Now I have to dig out info from Canada that I don't think I even have any more.

Thanks for your help, I'll call them.
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Old Oct 22nd 2015, 10:39 am
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From memory I had to go to some place in Christchurch, I think it might have been the car registration place (but post offices might do too check that) and filled in a form there. I got my number over the phone the same day. Its really easy.
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From memory I had to go to some place in Christchurch, I think it might have been the car registration place (but post offices might do too check that) and filled in a form there. I got my number over the phone the same day. Its really easy.
Thanks - was that before or after the changes which (apparently) took place a few weeks ago?
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Ages okay heh. I came out in 2013.
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Default Re: Getting my IRD number on WH visa

Hi,
Applying for IRD number can be such a pain. I have a WTR visa and am applying using form 742. Inland Revenue change the rules so that it can no longer be done from post office. Applications to be sent from overseas by emailing and if in NZ by post. It takes 10 working days turn around (unless urgency specified).
I sent application on day 2 of reaching NZ. Hotel I was staying provided a letter confirming my residence. However as I made the fundamental error of not signing the form it was rejected, so after 3 weeks in NZ I hv to reapply. Hopefully I get it right this time!
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