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Proof of identity

What proof of ID do I need to obtain a product or service from Perpetual Guardian?

If you are a new client to Perpetual Guardian you will need to provide proof of your identity and residential address. This is a legal requirement under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 to protect you and Perpetual Guardian.

The information you provide must be current and original. We can also accept copies of documents certified by a trusted referee.

If any of the identity or other documentation is in a foreign language, the document must be accompanied by an independent and certified English translation provided to you by a professional translator.

Who is a trusted referee?

Download a list of Trusted Referees or find out more information .

If you are establishing a product or service in your own name – select the guide below:
Identification Requirements – Individual

If you are establishing a trust – select the guide below:
Identification Requirements – Trusts

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Perpetual Guardian is a trading name of The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Limited and Perpetual Trust Limited. For Authorised Financial Advisers, a disclosure statement is available upon request and free of charge.