New Zealand’s COVID-19 response is operating in the traffic light system of red, orange and green.
Our approach is guided by Toitū Te Whenua policies and workplace guidelines, and visitors need to follow these requirements.
While we review our vaccination policy alongside recent changes to government guidance, you need a vaccination pass to enter our workplace (other than reception areas that are open to the public).
Our services and offices
Most of our services continue to operate as normal under all traffic light settings.
All our offices are currently open and operating at orange, with post and courier documents being processed. Our visitor requirements include:
- signing in, including showing your My Vaccine Pass
- wearing a face covering, and
- keeping a one-metre distance from others.
Short term visitors to our offices’ reception areas (such as couriers) are not required to show a My Vaccine Pass.
You can access our services via our contact centre that is open under all traffic light settings:
Changes and advice for specific services
Authority and identity requirements and electronic signing of documents interim guideline
This interim guideline is intended as a guide to how practitioners may meet Toitū Te Whenua requirements while COVID-19 restrictions apply.
Completing statutory declarations remotely
LINZ will accept statutory declarations completed in accordance with the following protocols:
- Completing statutory declarations remotely
- Epidemic Preparedness (Oaths and Declarations Act 1957) Immediate Modification Order 2020
- The Ministry of Justice’s information for people needing to complete oaths, affirmations and declarations during COVID-19
Signing documents remotely
A summary of our existing guidance regarding signing documents remotely and how we’ve modified that guidance to deal with COVID-19 restrictions.
Enduring powers of attorney
We will accept documents signed under an enduring power of attorney completed remotely in accordance with:
For further details see the Ministry of Justice's guidance:
Withholding land ownership details
An application to withhold information under the Land Transfer Act 2017 requires a statutory declaration from the applicant. The statutory declaration may be made remotely.
Transferring your digital certificate
If you need to transfer your digital certificate to an alternate device, please follow these instructions
If you encounter any issues or require assistance with this process, contact our support team on 0800 665 463.
At all traffic light settings our camping areas and boat ramps are open. We ask visitors to please follow the government’s COVID-19 traffic light guidelines, including maintaining physical distancing and staying home if you feel unwell.