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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.

The Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) website has many products and services online related to driver licences.

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. See the NZTA website for more information:

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. See the NZTA website for more information:

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. See the NZTA website for more information:

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