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What happens if I emigrate to a country other than Australia?

If you have moved overseas permanently to a country other than Australia, you can apply to withdraw 12 months after you have emigrated.

If you permanently migrate to a country other than Australia, after you’ve been living overseas for at least a year you can do one of two things. You can choose either to:

  • withdraw your savings
  • transfer them to an approved superannuation scheme.

The amount you can withdraw or transfer won’t include any Government contributions you may have earned.

If you wish to withdraw or transfer your KiwiSaver money you will need to contact us and we will provide you with the necessary documentation and instructions.