What is RealMe?
RealMe is a secure way to prove who you are online.
What it is
You can use RealMe to log into many NZ government sites and services. It is also a secure way to prove who you are when you’re online.
Some organisations need only a RealMe login, and for others you need to set up a RealMe verified identity.
Your RealMe login is a single username and password. You can use it to log into an online service, such as your Inland Revenue (IR) account or when you renew your passport.
RealMe verified identity
You can use your RealMe verified identity to prove who you are online. You can use it to:
- open a bank account
- apply for your first passport
- enrol to vote.
To apply for a verified identity you need a RealMe login and to meet other requirements.
It usually takes 2 to 3 working days to process. You’ll only need to prove who you are in person every 5 years.
Renew your passport online
RealMe verified address
If you have a RealMe verified address you can prove where you live to any organisation that uses RealMe.
To verify your address you need a RealMe login and to meet other requirements.