ILN014: TEO to verify learner identity

Type:
Condition

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