Applying for an NZBN
Companies and other organisations have been automatically assigned an NZBN. If you're self-employed (a sole trader), a partnership or trust you can apply for an NZBN online.
If you're self-employed
To apply for an NZBN if you're self-employed (a sole trader) you'll need a couple of items on hand, including the business' IRD number and proof of your identity.
If you're a partnership
To apply for your NZBN you'll need some information about your partnership, including its IRD number, partner details and proof of partnership documents.
If you're a trust
To apply for your NZBN you'll need some information about your trust, including its IRD number, details of each trustee and proof of trust documents.
Companies and other organisations
Companies and other registered organisations don't need to apply, they have already been assigned an NZBN. NZBNs have also been automatically assigned to government agencies and public sector entities, such as schools and local councils.