Verified address data

The same overall set of elements is provided to organisations requesting verified address, although there are minor differences for a standard address or a rural delivery address. New Zealand Post provide the date that the address was verified so that organisations can apply their own business rules regarding currency of this data.

The objective of the current service is to provide proof of residential address. Verification is undertaken by sending a letter containing a unique code to the recipient's claimed home address. Therefore, it must be a physical location (i.e. not a PO Box), and it must be a location to which mail is delivered (i.e. typically not an office building).

The NZ Post verified address service does not contain a unique identifier, therefore a change in the value of a verified address element will be equivalent to receiving a new address.

Address table as an image


An example standard address is illustrated below:

<p:Party xmlns:a='urn:oasis:names:tc:ciq:xal:3' xmlns:p='urn:oasis:names:tc:ciq:xpil:3'>
<a:Address xmlns:a="urn:oasis:names:tc:ciq:xal:3" Type="NZStandard" Usage="Residential" DataQualityType="Valid" ValidFrom="30/07/2013">
<a:NameElement a:NameType="NZTownCity">Christchurch</a:NameElement>
<a:NameElement a:NameType="NZSuburb">Addington</a:NameElement>
<a:NameElement a:NameType="NZNumberStreet">20A Chatham Street</a:NameElement>
<a:Identifier Type="NZPostCode">8024</a:Identifier>