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AML/CFT Compliance for smartAR Finance (NZ)

Send certified documents

How it works​

To verify your identity using certified documents, take your current identity documents (see below for options) to a Lawyer, Accountant, or Justice of the Peace. They will certify these documents by making a copy, stamping, dating, and signing them.

You can then send these certified copies to us either through email or by courier, using the details below. Please note these documents need to be certified within the last three months in order to be valid.

What documents to take​

The Lawyer, Accountant, or Justice of the Peace will need to see a combination of the following documents.

These are examples of the most commonly used. If you cannot provide the following, please contact us.

  • Combo 1: Current Passport, and letter / statement with your home address.
  • Combo 2: Valid Driver Licence, Bank Card, and letter / statement with your home address.
  • Combo 3: National ID Card, Bank Card, and letter / statement with your home address.

Restrictions on document certification

The trusted referee who certifies your documents must not be:

  • Related to you; for example, a trusted referee cannot be your parent, child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or cousin
  • Your spouse or partner
  • A person who lives at the same address as you
  • A person involved in the transaction or business requiring the certification

For more information on verification requirements, please refer to this AML/CFT ID Verification Checklist.

Send them to us

Email Documents


[email protected]

Courier Documents


smartAR, Level 1, Suite 2, 27 Gillies Ave, Newmarket, Auckland 1023

Prefer a different way to verify your identity?

If you would prefer to verify your identity online through your computer / smartphone, or would rather meet us face-to-face, select one of the options below.

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Use your computer / smartphone

The fastest way to verify your identity is by using our online biometric portal. All you need is your identity documents, and a computer / smartphone with a camera.

Request ID Verification Link

See us in-person

Arrange an in-person meeting with us at your convenience and we will verify your identity. You can visit our office, or we can come to you. Please remember to bring:
1. Current Passport / Driver Licence
2. Proof of address

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Why am I being asked this?

Under the New Zealand Anti-Money Laundering legislation, must verify your name, date of birth, and home address.

This verification can be achieved in several ways using identity documents, and the most common documents used are either your passport or driver licence.

I need help!

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