ILN014: TEO to verify learner identity


The TEO must verify the identity of each learner enrolled in an ILN programme of study or training by doing one or more of the following:

a)    confirming that all data fields match the learner’s NSN; or

b)    receiving an assertion through the Department of Internal Affairs’ RealMe® online identity verification service; or

c)     sighting the original or certified copy of a current passport; or

d)     sighting the original or certified copy of one or more of the following documents:

         i)      a birth certificate; or

         ii)     a certificate of identity; or

         iii)    a New Zealand certificate of citizenship; or

         iv)   an expired passport that has not been cancelled; or

         v)    a current New  Zealand driver's licence; or

         vi)   a current New Zealand firearms' licence; or

e)      if a learner is unable to obtain a birth certificate for the purposes of (d)(i) above, contacting the TEC to confirm that a whakapapa statement signed by both the learner and a kaumātua is acceptable evidence of identity.

For the purposes of this condition a certified copy is a photocopy that has been endorsed as a true copy of the original. To be certified, the document must:

a)      be certified by an official of the issuing authority or a person authorised by law in New Zealand to certify documents, such as a Justice of the Peace, a lawyer, or a court official (Court Registrar or Deputy Registrar); and

b)      have the signature of the person certifying on each page, with the name and title of the person shown clearly below his or her signature.

  • Last changed: 7 April 2016
  • Last verified: 7 April 2016