Open account offshore

Hi!
I am working in the educational agency and support international students. Would you please to provide me with clarification about the opportunity to activate the account before coming to NZ. The reason for that - to apply for IRD offshore. In manual IRD asking to have already activated account in NZ bank and provides to them a statement with deposits and withdrawals or Letter from the bank with confirmation that account fully activated. Is it possible to get a fully activated account before arrival in NZ?

Thank you,
Ekaterina

Hi @Ekaterina, you are more than welcome to apply to open a BNZ account through our website and our Migrant Banking team will touch base with you to give you an account number so you can make deposits. Unfortunately, BNZ is legally oblidged to identify you at a BNZ store before a new account can be activated and withdrawn from.

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