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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.

Organisations that use RealMe

RealMe login

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.

How to apply for a RealMe login

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.

How to apply for your verified identity

If you’re renewing your adult passport online you can verify your identity at the same time.
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.

How to verify your address

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