Before withdrawing any Government contributions, the member must fill out a statutory declaration. An authorised witness witnesses a statutory declaration, which declares something to be true.
It must be signed and dated in front of someone who has authority to take statutory declarations, and they must also sign to confirm that you've signed it.
A statutory declaration's witness must be one of the following:
- Member of Parliament
- Justice of the Peace
- Registered Legal Executive (Fellow of NZILE) or
- Government Officer authorised to take statutory declarations