Identification Requirements for Enrolment

2.0 Formal Identification is required from first time applicants to a Te Wānanga o Raukawa programme of study. Applicants must provide an accepted form of verification of identity, the following are accepted: 

  1. A Current Passport; or
  2. A Birth Certificate; or 
  3. A New Zealand Certificate of Citizenship; or
  4. A WINZ SWIFTT identification printout; or 
  5. Verified identification letter from a government agency.

New Zealand citizens may supply other evidence of their legal name, for example marriage certificate or a letter from a bank, however they must still provide evidence of their date of birth, citizenship and residency.  


  1. Applicants with a National Student Number (NSN) and a record status on the National Student Index (NSI) that is ‘active’ is suitable identification for enrolment.
  2. Applicants with a record status on the National Student Index that is ‘active’ can supply a Driver’s License, Firearms License or Hospitality 18+ card as suitable identification for enrolment.

2.1 Applicants who cannot access formal identification may be able to provide a whakapapa statement signed by both the student and a kaumātua. This requires certain conditions to be met. Contact Ratonga Ākonga (Student Services) for advice.   

2.2 Returning Students may not need to provide identification documents if already held by Te Wānanga o Raukawa. This will be confirmed at enrolment.