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Open A Safety Deposit Box

Clients from anywhere in the world can open a safe deposit box at New Zealand Vault to store their gold, silver and platinum.

We have developed a unique service where international accountancy firm, Crowe Australasia, will act on behalf of off-shore clients to deposit bullion into their safe deposit box and only act on the client’s instructions.

We offer allocated boxes that can hold up to 10kgs of bullion in our Wellington or Auckland safe deposit vaults. The annual fee per safe deposit box is US$695.

Once your box is opened you have the flexibility to deposit bullion when it suits you.  Either purchase bullion from New Zealand Vault’s online trading platform or send your own bullion through one of our global transportation providers.

During times of uncertainty, you’d be thankful you had the foresight and plan to protect your wealth in an offshore private safety deposit box.

How To Open a Safety Deposit Box

In just 4 easy steps your safety deposit box can be opened and ready to receive bullion.

Complete our online registration, review and accept our Safe Deposit Box Terms and Conditions.

We will email you an invoice with a link to make a secure payment.

We require a copy of each of the following forms of ID authorised by a Notary as a true copy and it represents the identity of the named individual:

1. One copy of photo ID (passport, gun license or driver's license); plus
2. One form of secondary ID (any government or bank issued card or document that has your name and signature); plus
3. Proof of your address (utility invoice, or bank document that has your address on it and is not more than 3 months old).

Post your authorised identification documents back to:

New Zealand Vault
PO Box 10206
Wellington - 6143
New Zealand

How Your Bullion Will Be Stored

When your bullion arrives at New Zealand Vault it will be deposited into your safety deposit box by international accountancy firm, Crowe Australasia, along with a New Zealand Vault custodian.

They will provide you with the following service:

1. They will open the package and check that the bullion received matches what is on the delivery schedule.
2. They will deposit the bullion into your own safety deposit box and lock it
3.  They will then place the key to your safety deposit box into their own safety deposit box and hold it in their safe custody
4. Finally, New Zealand Vault will email you the confirmation certificate, signed off by Crowe Australasia confirming that the bullion has been safely deposited into your safety deposit box.

There is no additional fee for the Crowe Australasia service.

You Are In Control

Each safety deposit box has two keys

One held by New Zealand Vault and the other held by Crowe Australasia. Both keys are required in order to open the safety deposit box. New Zealand Vault cannot access your safety deposit box without the key held by Crowe Australasia and Crowe Australasia cannot access it without the New Zealand Vault’s key.

Both New Zealand Vault and Crowe Australasia will only act on your written instructions to open your box for any reason. In order to remove any bullion and return it to you, we require your signed written request.

As a result, you are in complete control as to who and when your safety deposit box can be accessed.