Changing partner details

How to change partner details for your limited partnership

A range of information is held on the register about each limited partnership, including details for each general and limited partner. Any changes to these details must be recorded on the register within 10 working days.

Authority to change partner details

To change partner details for a limited partnership, you must have:

  • a RealMe® login
  • an online services account with the Business Registers
  • authority to manage information on behalf of the limited partnership.

When to notify partner changes

You should inform us of any new partners as soon as possible, as there can be consequences for the limited partnership. For example, if a limited partnership does not have a general partner for 10 working days, this is a terminating event under the Act, and the partnership may be placed into liquidation.

Information you'll need to provide

When updating details for general and limited partners, you'll need to provide the following information:

New general or limited partners

Individuals

  1. Full legal name of the individual (first, middle, last)
  2. If the general partner is acting as a trustee of a trust, the name of the trust
  3. Residential address
  4. Email address (not mandatory and not made public)
  5. Date and place of birth
  6. For general partners, if their new address is in Australia, whether the person is a director of an Australian company. If so, you'll need to provide the ASIC company name and Australian Company Number (ACN)
  7. General partners also need to upload a signed consent form (see below).

New Zealand company and limited partnership

The New Zealand company name has a company 'look-up' facility. This means when you enter the company name or NZBN, the remaining information is populated for you.

The only additional information you'll need to provide is, where applicable, the name of a trust, and the email address (this is not mandatory and not made public).

Other entities

  • Name of the entity/trustee
  • Incorporation/registration number
  • Depending on the entity type, their registered office, address for service, and postal address
  • Email address (not mandatory and not made public)

How to update partner details

To update general partner details

  1. Log in to your online services account.
  2. On the dashboard, select the limited partnership you wish to update from the 'My Businesses' list.
  3. On the 'General Partners' tab, click on the 'Change General Partner Details' button.
  4. Add a new general partner, cease a general partner or change a general partner's details. Please see Important note below.
  5. Click on 'Next step: Review'.
  6. Complete signatory details and click 'Submit'.

To update limited partner details

  1. Log in to your online services account.
  2. On the dashboard, select the limited partnership you wish to update from the 'My Businesses' list.
  3. On the 'Limited Partners' tab, click on the 'Change Limited Partner Details' button.
  4. Add a new limited partner, cease a limited partner, or change a limited partner's details. Please see Important note below.
  5. Click on 'Next step: Review'.
  6. Complete signatory details and click 'Submit'.

Go to your Business Registers dashboard

To access the Business Registers dashboard, you will need to log in using your RealMe® account.

If the change relates to an appointment of a new general partner, you must also complete the prescribed consent form, signed by the newly appointed general partner or that person's agent authorised to do so in writing, consenting to be a general partner. Please upload the completed form when prompted to do so.

Additional information for other entities

An 'other entity' is any entity that is not a registered New Zealand company or limited partnership. Other entities may be required to provide additional information when changing details. Please complete and upload the appropriate form when prompted to do so:

Use this form to list all directors, general partners or partners associated with the general partner. This form requires date and place of birth information, and will not be made public.

This form is the same as the one above, but does not include date and place of birth.

Use this form to list all directors, general partners or partners associated with the limited partner. This form requires date and place of birth information, and will not be made public.