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    martingreasley is offline Junior Member
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    Hi All
    I am currently in the process of immigrating to New Zealand. I have my flight booked and visa in place, I have been sponsered by a New Zealand employer on the work to residence scheme and my new employer has agreed to rent me a room above a pub for a few weeks when I 1st get there until I can find a place to either rent or hopefully buy. Inorder for me to start work though I am told I will need a IRD number which I have looked into the proces and seem relativly simple go to the tax office with a passport and some other documents but I`m fairly sure they will need an address of me to complete the paperwork which I won`t have untill a few weeks after starting work. Any ideas on this ? I am told one way to do it may be to rent a "P O Box" If thats the easiest way to do it does anyone know where I could do so ?
    Thanks in advance :-)

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    We used the address of the holiday home we were staying in. We explained the the lady in the post shop and she was really helpful.
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    You normally go to the post office to file for an IRD number as there most likely isn't an IRD office close. You need two forms of ID, your passport with your blue stickers and a foreign drivers license will work. Easy to rent a PO box and that will give you a constant address for friends and family overseas. I ending up keeping mine for 11 years. Simple process and you will normally get a letter back with your number in about 10 days.


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