Privacy laws when living overseas

The same New Zealand privacy laws apply to you if you get a New Zealand benefit or pension overseas

This means that unless you've nominated an agent, you are the only person who can access your information from us.

Any application forms you complete for New Zealand benefits or pensions through a Social Security Agreement may be compared with information held by the agreement country in order to check your eligibility.

Some other New Zealand government agencies may also compare information about you, for example, Inland Revenue or the New Zealand Customs Service.