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Get travel documents online

The government has launched a portal to speed up essential travel between alert-level boundaries.
Posted on 15 February, 2021
Get travel documents online

Businesses inside the Auckland alert-level boundary can now register for travel documents using an online system.

The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) says its business travel register allows companies to request and receive travel documents for workers who need to cross an alert-level boundary. Click here to sign up for or log into Business Connect.

For permitted travel and special exemptions, the register will produce a travel document for each worker. This can then be used at checkpoints, making passage much quicker and simpler for staff and the police.

The register uses the New Zealand business number that most companies already have, but it can be used without one. 

It will inform businesses if the type of travel requested is permitted, and sends automated emails to update them on the process, such as downloading documents.

Any information entered into the register is confidential. The personal information provided in the request, which is limited to employees’ names, will only be used for the purpose of approving documentation requests.

More information on how to use it can be found online at business travel across alert-level boundaries.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says MBIE’s portal is easy to use and more efficient in giving people the approval they need.

The new system follows complaints the process was slow and inefficient when Auckland was in lockdown last August.