Evidence of age and photographic identification card in New Zealand

The Kiwi Access Card has replaced the 18+ Card and can be used as an evidence of age and photographic identification card throughout New Zealand. It is available to both NZ nationals and international visitors.

Managed by Hospitality New Zealand, the Kiwi Access Card makes access to goods and services easier for everyone in New Zealand. An alternative to a Drivers Licence or Passport, the Kiwi Access Card is valid for 10 years and is $55 including GST.

Pick up the application from at a participating NZ Post or an AA Centre across New Zealand or download the form below.

What do I need to complete this application?

  • Two (2) identical recent passport sized colour photos
    of yourself.
  • Proof of the address you want your card delivered to.
  • Photo ID to prove who you are, this can be your:
    • Current 18+ Card or Kiwi Access Card
    • Passport
    • New Zealand Driver Licence
    • Firearms Licence
    • Certificate of Identity (issued under the Passports Act 1992)
    • Refugee Travel Document (issued by or for the New Zealand Government)

If you do not have one of these, you can still apply – you need someone who can prove you are over 18 and some other form
of identification, like your birth certificate. See step 6 of the application form for more information.

When can I apply?

You can apply for your card up to one month before you turn 18. You will not get the card until after you have turned 18.

Where do I apply?

You need to take your completed form, $55, your identification, proof of address, and two passport sized photographs to a participating NZ PostShop or AA Centre. Check 'Where to Apply' for store locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Need more information? Read our list of frequently asked questions.
If you have further queries you can email us at info@kiwiaccess.co.nz or phone 04 381 9937, between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

What happens next?

  • The NZ PostShop or AA Centre will send your application to be processed.
  • Keep your receipt until your card is received.
  • Your Kiwi Access Card is delivered by courier in approximately 10 working days if your application is processed successfully.