SACC016: TEO to verify student identity
The TEO must verify the identity of each student enrolled in a programme or programmes of study or training of more than 0.03 EFTS by doing one or more of the following:
a) confirming that all data fields match the student’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
e) if a student 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 student 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 official's signature on each page, with the name and title of the official shown clearly below his or her signature.
29 March 2016
29 March 2016