Withdrawing your KiwiSaver
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Permanent emigration

If you permanently move overseas, you may be able to withdraw your KiwiSaver savings, with some exceptions and exclusions.

Emigration to Australia

If you permanently migrate to Australia, you can’t withdraw your KiwiSaver savings, but you can transfer them to an Australian complying superannuation scheme.

You will need to send us or your financial adviser:

  • a completed Booster application for Trans-Tasman withdrawal form
  • a statutory declaration
  • proof that you have permanently emigrated.

Emigration to a country other than Australia

If you permanently migrate to a country other than Australia, after you’ve been living overseas for at least a year you can do one of two things. You can choose either to:

  • withdraw your savings
  • transfer them to an approved superannuation scheme.

The amount you can withdraw or transfer won’t include any government contributions you may have received.

You will need to send us or your financial adviser:

  • a completed Booster application for permanent emigration withdrawal form
  • a statutory declaration
  • proof that you have permanently emigrated..

Find out more

  • Download the Booster application for Trans-Tasman withdrawal form in mybooster
  • Download the Booster application for permanent emigration withdrawal form through mybooster

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Questions?

If you have any queries or want to know more:

  • call us on 0800 336 338
  • talk to your financial adviser, if you have one.