Registered organisations supporting applications


Here is the list of registered organisations that can support you with the validation of your disability and barriers. Click on the link.

Simple Instruction?


Click the infographic below. You can download and free to print it.

Covid-19 Level 2 non-transparent (1).png

Processing with the NGO, 
Click on image

Processing with GP,
Click on image

How to apply (Puka Tono)

To make an application you need three things:

  1. A completed Validation of Disability & Barriers (VDB) Form.

  2. A passport-type photo.

  3. Payment of NZ$30.


Have you prepared them? 

Please read the following instructions  before you apply.

Making the online application

Now that you have your VDB Form, a photo and payment you are ready to start your online application.  

There are three pages on the form:

  • Page 1:  Complete your contact details.  If you are applying on behalf of someone provide the contact details where information about the progress of the application and future communications can be sent.  

  • Page 2: Nothing to do on this page.

  • Page 3: Just three things to do on this page:

  • Upload your VDB Form in the first box.​

  • Upload your photo in the third box

  • If you have a validated Kiwiable Card, you need to upload it to the Photo ID.​

  • Press "submit"

Getting your VDB Form Completed

There are two ways that you can get your VDB Form completed:


  • Your doctor (GP) - they may charge for the service.

  • A registered NGO - see the current list on our webpage.

Can't find the VDB form? Click Me

If neither of these ways are open to you, please contact us and we will discuss how you can proceed. 

Getting an acceptable photograph

Most smart phone are able to take a good enough photo.  We are looking for a photo that shows the head and shoulders on a light background. 

We recommend you to leave some spaces above the head for the adjustment. 


There are three options to pay:

  •  Via Paypal, Credit/Debit Card - this is the last step in the online application.


  •  Bank transfer to Westpac Bank 

    • Account Name:  Hāpai Foundation 

    • Account 03 0767 0054960 017 (Westpac) - please note the applicant's name as particular, the family name as a reference


  •  Cash at our office: 21 Lodestar Avenue, Wigram, Christchurch​ (Mon - Fri 10 am - 3 pm) 

Please make an appointment before you come into the building. ​

​If you are making a bank transfer do that now, and give the office a call (03 595 0577) and let us know you have done that.  If we don't answer please leave us a message.

Please click the box below if you have any questions.

site seal