If your application for employment is successful, the employing agency will be responsible for initiating and managing your security vetting and security clearance.

To be eligible for a security clearance, you must be a New Zealand citizen or holders of a Resident Class visa whose background can be checked for a requisite period of five years for CONFIDENTIAL level clearances, ten years for SECRET level clearances and ‘whole-of-life’ for the highest-level clearances. You must also demonstrate honesty, trustworthiness, maturity and loyalty.

For further information, see New Zealand Personnel Security Management Requirements – Information for Security Vetting Candidates.