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What proof of ID do I need to open a new account?

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2016

If you are a new customer to ASB, you’ll need to provide proof of your identity and residential address. This is a legal requirement to protect you and ASB. 

The information you supply should be current and original. We can also accept copies certified by a trusted referee. 

Documentation in a foreign language must be accompanied by an independent and certified English translation provided to you by a professional translator.

If your identification documents are issued by a country other than New Zealand, Australia, The United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany and the United States of America, we may need to ask you for additional information about your income or assets.

For any additional queries, call our Contact Centre on 0800 803 804, vist your nearest ASB branch or contact your ASB Relationship Manager.

If you are opening a personal account for yourself, select the appropriate guide below:

Identification Requirements – Adult

Identification Requirements – Kids

If you are opening a business account, depending on the entity type that requires the account, particular information is required. Select the appropriate guide below:

Identification Requirements – Limited Company

Identification Requirements – Trust

Identification Requirements – Incorporated Society

Identification Requirements – Unincorporated Society

Identification Requirements – Partnership

Identification Requirements – Limited Partnership

If you are already an ASB customer and are registered for internet banking, you can open an account in FastNet Classic without providing further ID. If you’re not already registered, and would like to be, see our guide on joining Fastnet Classic.


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