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Check employee eligibility for KiwiSaver

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automatically enrolling or opting in an employee.

Your employee can join KiwiSaver if they’re living (or normally living) in New Zealand and they’re either:

  • a New Zealand citizen or entitled to be in New Zealand indefinitely
  • an Australian citizen
  • a New Zealand or Australian residence permit holder.

Eligibility for State Services employees

State Services employees who are serving overseas can also join KiwiSaver if they:

  • remain employed on New Zealand terms and conditions
  • are serving in a jurisdiction where offers of KiwiSaver scheme membership are lawful
  • meet the other eligibility requirements.

Employees who cannot join KiwiSaver

Your employee cannot join KiwiSaver if they:

  • hold a temporary, visitor or student visa
  • are a New Zealand citizen or someone who can live in New Zealand indefinitely, but they’re just visiting New Zealand or on holiday.