Requesting a correction to the register

How to correct your society's details

New legislation for incorporated societies

Between 5 October 2023 and 5 April 2026 there are 2 Acts in force.

If your society —

  • registered for the first time on or after 5 October 2023, the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 (2022 Act) applies.
  • registered before 5 October 2023 and has reregistered since then, the 2022 Act applies.
  • registered before 5 October 2023 and has not yet reregistered, the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 (1908 Act) applies.

This section applies to societies currently registered under the 2022 Act

If there is a mistake in a document or in the details on the Incorporated Societies Register that you can't update yourself, you can apply to us to have it corrected.

To correct the register, we need to be satisfied that the information was wrongly entered in or omitted from the register, incorrectly entered in the register, or contains a spelling mistake.

How to request a correction

To request a correction to the Incorporated Societies Register you must have:

  • a RealMe® login
  • an online services account for the Incorporated Societies Register
  • authority to manage information on the register for the society.

Step by step

  1. Log in to your online services account.
  2. On the dashboard, select the incorporated society from 'My Businesses’.
  3. On the 'View Details' page, from the 'Maintain Incorporated Society' menu, choose 'Lodge Other Documents'.
  4. Select 'Request to Correct the Register' from the list of document types.
  5. Upload your request and click 'Submit'.
Log in and go to your online dashboard

What happens next

We’ll review your request and, if approved, we’ll send you an email to confirm when the correction has been made, or to advise why we are unable to process your request.

All help topics

Getting started on the register 7 guides

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Find out how to search our registers for information about incorporated societies, and other entities

Starting an incorporated society 5 guides

To incorporate a society in New Zealand you must submit an application, along with the required documents, and pay a registration fee.

Reregistering under the 2022 Act 6 guides

Running your incorporated society 7 guides

Once you’ve registered, you’ll need to keep your details on the register up to date, and follow the rules that apply to incorporated societies and how they are run.

Meeting your annual filing requirements 3 guides

Once you've registered your incorporated society, you'll need to file annual financial statements. Societies registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 must also complete an annual return.

Ending an incorporated society 2 guides

When an incorporated society reaches the end of its 'life', it must be wound up and removed from the register. Here we outline the ways this can be done – by dissolving the society (1908 Act), removing the society from the register (2022 Act) or placing it in liquidation.

Restoring an incorporated society to the register 2 guides

An application can be made to us to have an incorporated society restored to the register, by the society itself, or by a creditor. You'll need to provide evidence to support your application.

Forms and fees 3 guides

The forms you might need to update a society's details, along with the fees that apply and ways you can pay.

Managing your online account 7 guides