May 29, 2023

Witness And Identity Referee Requirements

Witness And Identity Referee Requirements

If you want to apply for a new passport or renew your passport, it is mandatory that you must have someone who can confirm and validate your identity. Without a referee, you cannot get done with your passport. Well, it is a mandatory part of your passport application. For passport of both the adult and child, an identity referee is required.

Some people whom you can consider as an identity referee

There are some people who can serve you as an identity referee. List of the people are:

  • Anyone who is 16 years old.
  • Someone who knows you for more than a year and for a child, someone who knows him since birth.
  • The identity referee must have a valid passport of New Zealand (No matter if it is current or expired, just make sure that it is not stolen or damages).
  • Also, a person who is ready to provide personal details like name, passport number as well as date of birth.
  • The person must be contactable whenever required.

People who are not eligible to serve you as identity referee

  • Your relatives like parent, cousin, sister or your brother.
  • Your spouse or partner.
  • Anyone who is a part of your extended family group.
  • People who are living in the same address.

Some details that the identity referee has to provide as a reference

  • Present passport details
  • Full name of the of his or her
  • Date of Birth
  • Phone number
  • Email address (Optional)

To sign a form or to fill an application is not required for an identity referee.

What a witness to do?

There is a witness declaration that a witness has to fill and sign. In addition to that, the witness has to write your full name along with date and signature in the back of one of your photos.

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