Clients VerificationWe are required under the AML/CFT Act to verify your ID
You must go to a ‘trusted’ referee and have them certify the ID. They must sight the original ID, make a statement to the effect that they are a true copy and represent the identity of the named individual.
Certification must include the name, signature and date of certification. The trusted referee must specify their capacity to act as a trusted referee.
Certification must have been carried out in the 3 months preceding the presentation of the copied documents.
Copies of international ID must be certified by a person authorised by law in that country to take statutory declarations or equivalent in the customer’s country.
You can email us a copy of the certification, but you must also provide us with the original certification in due course.
If your ID and certification are not in English, you must provide a written translation.
In NZ a trusted referee must be:
- At least 16 years old
- Commonwealth representative
- Member of the police
- Justice of the Peace
- Registered medical doctor
- Registered teacher
- Lawyer (but not the lawyer you are instructing)
- Notary public
- Chartered accountant
- Kaumatua (as verified through a reputable source)
- A person who has the legal authority to take statutory declarations or the equivalent in NZ