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Replace your driver licence if it's been lost or stolen

If you lose your licence or it's been stolen, replace it as soon as you can — you can be fined for driving without it.

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

NZTA website

Cancel your old licence

If your licence is lost or stolen, call NZTA on 0800 822 422 to cancel it as soon as possible —  your licence contains a lot of personal information and could be used to commit identity fraud in your name.

Get a replacement licence

If you have a RealMe verified identity you may be able to apply online.

Apply for a replacement licence online

Alternatively, you can apply to replace your licence at a driver licensing agent. To apply at an agent, you will need to:

  • fill out an application form
  • prove your identity
  • pay the replacement licence fee.

Apply for a replacement licence at a driver licensing agent

Find a driver licensing agent

Acceptable evidence of identity for a driver licence application

Driver licence fees

Expiry dates of replacement driver licences

You’ll get your replacement licence right away. It will have the same expiry date as your old one — or you can choose to renew your licence at the same time (usually for another 10 years), but this costs more.

Renewing your licence

Get a new licence from overseas

If you have a RealMe verified identity, you can apply online and have your replacement licence card posted to you overseas. Alternatively, you’ll need to send your completed form and a certified copy of your ID to NZTA with a cheque or money order..

Replace your licence from overseas

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