If you're planning on bringing items into NZ (importing), or sending items overseas (exporting) that are worth over NZ$1000, you need to apply for a Customs Number.
Alternatively, you can contact a Customs broker to liaise with Customs on your behalf.
If you have brought in or sent items overseas worth over NZ$1000 previously, you do not need to apply for a Customs Number - you would have received notification of this via email from Customs or your Broker.
If you have never brought in or sent items overseas worth over NZ$1000, you will need to apply for a Customs Number.
Complete NZCS 224-A Customs Number Application Private Individual (PDF 818 KB).
Email the completed form and a copy of your photo ID to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive your Customs Number by email.
If you're applying for a Client Code so that you can import items for commercial purposes (to sell, to use in a business) or are a Sole Trader, please refer to the Client Code webpage.