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 where 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 any 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.