“..moving forward the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) will only approve Agencies (or Reporting Entities) to use the Confirmation Service who have the ultimate relationship with the person consenting to have their information verified.”
We hope you have seen lots from us on this. From the 31st October, anyone wanting to access DIA’s Passport Verification Service needs to submit an application and get DIA’s approval.
This change affects all platforms and service organisations that access the Passport Verification Service on behalf of their customers, including 2Shakes. If you want the option to electronically verify your customers’ Passports, you need to complete the DIA form regardless of who you use to do the verification.
There are lots of benefits in electronically verifying passports using 2Shakes:
See below for more info on competing the forms is you can continue to use the Passport Verification Service after 31st October.
Please be aware that the approval time for DIA forms can take several weeks. We expect this time to increase closer to the deadline as intermediaries nationwide will also be wanting approval.
What this means for me
I haven’t received confirmation that my forms have been approved?
Don’t worry, we will be in touch if any further action is required.
And remember – it takes DIA time to process your form – so to make sure you can use Passports after 31st October, you need to get your forms in now, thanks!
Check out our new Help With DIA Forms web page!
2Shakes is a founding member of Digital Identity New Zealand, an organisation formed take a united approach to Digital Identity in NZ.
For us, we hear from clients (and their clients) how Identity needs to be verified over and over – for the Bookkeeper, the Accountant, the Real Estate Agent, the Lawyer, the Bank, and Government! We and other members of DINZ believe there is a better way, and we want to work together to make that better way inclusive for all New Zealanders.
After a year on the Establishment Board, Mike recently joined the Executive Committee. He is hoping the real stories and experiences of 2Shakes customers can help shape the future direction of Digital Identity in NZ, so if you have an opinion that you want heard, drop Mike an email.
And if you want to find out more, for yourself or for your organisation, please check out the DINZ website for more info.
We were really happy to be invited to Napier to present at the Hawkes Bay meeting of the Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers.
A big thanks to the Hawkes Bay bookkeepers, especially Leaine Jones for organising it. Both Ata and Mike had a great time demo’ing 2Shakes for AML and onboarding. Thanks for all the great feedback, and the lovely HB Rose!
Mike and Ata with Leaine Jones (on Ata’s left) and the ICNZB Hawkes Bay bookkeepers.
Emailing or calling in, and want to put a face to the name? No problem, here’s the 2Shakes Team pic!
Team 2Shakes from left: Cliff Bowden, Tarryn Palmer, Mike Kelly, Ata McGregor, Daniel McFadyen.
Have a client that no longer requires your services, or didn’t go ahead? Use the Archive function to remove the client from your Dashboard.
Remember – Archived clients will not show in your AML statistics.
Wondering why a client was unable to be electronically verified?
You can click through to the Report and see what hasn’t verified, as well as view client-entered details.