As we all get older the issue of photographic ID can become a problem. For some of our shipmates they stop driving and others may have a passport which can only be used as photographic ID for up to 2 years after expiry.
The answer to photographic ID could be the 18+ card which is obtainable from the NZ Post Shop. However, there is a $50 charge attached to this method.
The other is to take a form of photographic ID/Driving licence before they expire along with two letters showing your physical mailing address. i.e a utility account or bank statement and your Super Gold Card to a local AA Office. The AA will conduct some checks and take your photo which will be sent to the Gold Card Centre overnight. You will then need to ring the Gold Card Centre the following day on 0800 25 45 65. The centre will match your photo with your card and you should receive a replacement Super Gold Card in the mail 14 – 21 days later. The charge is zero for this service and you do not have to be a member of the AA.
So the steps are:
Step 1 – Take photographic ID (passport, Driving Licence) to your local AA Office together with two form of letters which have been sent to your postal address (utility account or rates account) and your Super Gold Card.
Step 2 – The AA Office will carry out some checks and take your image and send it automatically to the Super Gold Card Centre within 24 hours.
Step 3 – Recover all papers and cards from the AA Office
Step 4 – After 24 hours call 0800 25 45 65 and advise them that your image has been taken at the AA Office and that you wish to have the image placed on your Super Gold Card.
Step 5 – The Super Gold Card Centre will arrange for the image to be put on a new card and this will be mailed out to you within 14 – 21 days.
Step 6 – On receipt of your new Super Gold Card check the image is you and if all well with the card destroy your old Super Gold Card by cutting it in half.
So come on, do this before you lose your photographic ID and ensure you will be able to operate those bank accounts well into the future.