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Convert your overseas driver licence

If you have an overseas driver licence and you’ve been in New Zealand more than a year, you need to convert to an NZ driver licence to keep driving here legally.

Check with the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) for updates on COVID-19 and available NZTA and agent services.

NZTA website

Convert or translate your overseas licence 

If you have an overseas driver licence or international driving permit and you’ve been in New Zealand more than a year, you need to convert to an NZ driver licence to keep driving here legally.

Convert your licence

If your licence is not in English, you must provide a translation from an approved translator. There may be a charge for this service.

Find someone to translate your licence

Take the NZ driving test

You might have to sit the theory or practical test to get your NZ licence — make sure you know the New Zealand road rules and requirements for the kind of vehicle you want to drive.

The official New Zealand road code

Theory test questions

Practical driving test guides

Buy official road code test papers

Utility links and page information

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