The RealMe® Now beta is a new way to verify your identity with RealMe without having to visit a PostShop to have your photo taken.
As part of our beta, new Kiwibank customers can use the app to open accounts without presenting ID in person.
- Do it in person, every time
- Do it in person once and use it over and over
- Do it all online and use it over and over
The future is Now
Right now, you can use the beta version of RealMe® Now when you’re opening a new Kiwibank account, or applying for a RealMe verified identity on our website. We’re hoping to roll the final app out sometime in late 2018.
You’ll need an iPhone 5S or later and a NZ passport issued after 2004 (your passport can have expired).
- Start your RealMe application from either the Kiwibank or RealMe website.
- Download the RealMe® Now app.
- Using the app, take a photo of yourself and then follow the prompts on screen to prove you’re a real human.
- Upon completion of your application RealMe will check your details against your NZ passport to confirm you’re you (this can take about 5 days — but we’re aiming to make it real time! ).
- If you're joining Kiwibank they will open your accounts for you (this can take an extra couple of days) — no need to visit a branch with ID!
- If you're applying from our website, you'll receive an email to confirm your verified.
You’ll have a RealMe verified identity you can reuse with participating services all over NZ for the next 5 years.
What’s a beta?
A trial of software or other products in the final stages of development.
The software behind RealMe® Now is ground-breaking, and a first for New Zealand. Because we’re doing something brand new, we want to test the process with real people before we launch a finished product.
This means that parts of the experience might be a little bit variable while we iron out the kinks, but you’ll be helping us make identity verification easier for all New Zealanders — as well as getting a RealMe verified identity without leaving the house.
As always, RealMe and RealMe® Now are backed by the NZ government, and follow strict privacy and security standards.
Keen to get your business involved?
To talk to us about trialling RealMe® Now in your business — email firstname.lastname@example.org.