Applying for pre-approval will confirm that you meet the First Home Partner eligibility criteria and get an estimate of what Kāinga Ora’s contribution to a home purchase may be.

Applying for pre-approval

1. Check you are eligible

If you haven't already, check to see if you meet the eligible criteria

2. Gather your documents

You will need electronic copies (for example, PDFs) of all of these documents to submit as part of your online application.

3. Submit your application

You will receive an automated email acknowledging your application. You will need to allow up to 5 working days for your application to be processed - if we need more information from you, we will contact you within that time to request it.

Contact us

If you have questions before you apply, or need help with your application, you can:

Page updated: 5 October 2021