Quote Originally Posted by TheNewKiwi View Post
I just applied for my NZ passport over the weekend, using my verified RealMe account. I was all ready with my referee information, and was never asked for it.
Was your passport then actually issued without further inquiries by the DIA? I got the info from the hotline that when you do it via realme you won't need all that (identity check and referee). But I later saw that the online application requires not only Realme but also an identity check as well as a referee.