Clients Verification

We 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
  • MP
  • 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