Confirming your authority to manage information

What’s required to access and update information online

Before you can use our online services to manage information about a limited partnership, you must confirm you have the authority to do so.

Documents you will need

Letter of authorisation

To confirm your authority you will need to upload a letter of authorisation that confirms the following:

  • The name and NZBN of the limited partnership you are acting for.
  • Your name and contact details.
  • That you have authority to act on behalf of the limited partnership.

The following template sets out the information you must provide.

Additional evidence

If you're confirming authority over a limited partnership you have not previously managed, we will ask you to provide evidence that a general partner has given you consent to manage this limited partnership. To do this, please provide a letter from the general partner in a free format, using the organisation’s letterhead.

You need to have an online account

To confirm your authority to manage information on the register on behalf of a limited partnership, you must first have:

  • a RealMe® login
  • an organisation account with the Limited Partnerships Registers.

How to confirm authority to act for a limited partnership

  1. Log in to your online services account.
  2. Check that your organisation name is selected in the banner menu.
    To do this, activate the drop-down menu and ensure the radio button alongside the organisation name is selected. (See screenshot below.)
  3. Search for the limited partnership by name, number or New Zealand Business Number (NZBN).
  4. Click the ‘Confirm your authority’ link on the 'View Details' screen.
  5. Upload the letter of authorisation.
  6. Tick the checkbox to confirm declaration.
  7. Submit your request.
Screenshot showing drop-down menu with organisation selected.This screenshot shows the radio button selected for the organisation (from the drop-down menu on the right-hand side of the banner).
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The role of the account administrator

Once an organisation account has been created, and authority to manage the limited partnership's information has been confirmed, the account administrator can permit others within their organisation to access and update information. This is done by adding or removing users for that account.

How to revoke authority

To revoke authority, send your request to processing@companiesoffice.govt.nz

All help topics

Getting started on the register 5 guides

About limited partnerships, the roles and responsibilities of general and limited partners, and how to set up your online services account.

Searching the Limited Partnerships Registers 2 guides

Find out how to search the registers for information about New Zealand and overseas limited partnerships, and their current status.

About limited partnerships 6 guides

Limited partnerships are registered under the Limited Partnerships Act 2008. The registers of limited partnerships and overseas limited partnerships are administered by the NZ Companies Office.

Registering a limited partnership 3 guides

To register a limited partnership you must complete the application process and pay the registration fee.

Deregistering a limited partnership 4 guides

If a limited partnership is terminated, or you ask for it to be deregistered, you must notify us so it can be removed from the register. The Registrar can also choose to deregister limited partnerships.

Restoring a limited partnership 3 guides

You can apply to the Registrar to have your limited partnership restored to the register. You'll need to provide evidence to support your application.

Forms and fees for limited partnerships (NZ) 3 guides

Forms you'll need to register your limited partnership or keep details up to date, and a schedule of fees payable.