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  Reply # 1531386 13-Apr-2016 10:20
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In my experience it's easier to get a passport than it is to get a RealMe ID

 

For my last passport renewal I did the whole thing online including uploading the photo.

 

I just don't see the benefits of RealMe.  I already have two forms of photo ID.





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  Reply # 1532391 13-Apr-2016 10:29
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The standard process when applying online for a new passport when I last did it was to use the old one as ID ... and it's a very simple online process. 

 

Mine arrived (Nelson) in a couple of days.

 

 

 

jmh:

 

UHD:

 

So you entered the passport number for an expired passport and expected everything to just go smoothly?

 

 

 

 

I applied for a new passport via realme a month ago.  The previous passport had expired last October.  The process on realme was straightforward and simple.  I took the photo myself, uploaded it and got told it was not suitable, tweaked the contrast with Photoshop until it was accepted.  Completed the rest of the online form.  Passport was delivered a week later.  Pretty simple process completed without having to leave home.

 

Might have helped that I was already signed up to realme.  Not sure.

 





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  Reply # 1534089 16-Apr-2016 18:11
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So I spoke to someone at WINZ (I attended a seminar as a pre-benefit requirement, as a support person for my half-brother) last Thursday. When my half-brother and the lady who was involved in the seminar were talking about him getting a one-time password for his account, I raised the issue in this thread about RealMe, NZ Post, and expired passports despite being issued after January 2004. The lady said WINZ would accept an expired passport for the purposes of creating a RealMe account, but she was not sure about doing it through NZ Post. Perhaps if you contact them -- and I note on their website it says nothing about expired passports not being valid ID -- NZ Post may say that it is suitable, or otherwise you can state the website needs updating to reflect the correct position.


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  Reply # 1534134 16-Apr-2016 21:14
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MikeAqua:... I just don't see the benefits of RealMe.  ...

 

I've found it convenient to login to IRD, obtain non-historic NZ BMD certs, renew passport.


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  Reply # 1535439 19-Apr-2016 11:16
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I ordered a marriage certificate over the phone recently without any ID . 

 

I see it is now requirement to have realme ID for a passport renewal.  It wasn't last time I did it.  You just needed the old passport number.

 

Attempt to drive uptake of realme by govt?

 

 

 

lapimate:

 

MikeAqua:... I just don't see the benefits of RealMe.  ...

 

I've found it convenient to login to IRD, obtain non-historic NZ BMD certs, renew passport.

 





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