Buy New Zealand Driver License.
New Zealand Driver’s license is not required to visit New Zealand as you can use international driver’s license from your country to drive 12 months but if you intend on staying longer you are required to get a New Zealand Driver’s License.
You can legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months if you have a current driver’s license. If the license is not in English, you must carry an accurate English translation. Buy New Zealand Driver License
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMITS
You can also legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months if you have an International Driving Permit (IDP) that is issued in English or translated into English, provided that you also carry the current driver license that the permit is based on.
GETTING YOUR LICENCE TRANSLATED
A translation of your overseas license or permit can be issued by:
A translator approved by the NZ Transport Agency
A diplomatic representative at a high commission, embassy or consulate; or
The authority that issued your overseas license (an international driving permit may be acceptable as a translation).
RULES AND REGULATIONS
In New Zealand all drivers, including visitors from other countries, must carry their license or permit at all times when driving. You will only be able to drive the same types of vehicles you are licensed to drive in your home country.
The police have the power to forbid an unlicensed driver to drive until they have an appropriate license. If you continue to drive after being forbidden, the vehicle you are driving will be impounded for 28 days, at the vehicle owner’s expense. You may also risk not being covered by your insurance in the event of a crash.
RENEW YOUR DRIVER LICENCE
For most people, your driver license is valid for 10 years. The NZTA will send you a renewal reminder letter about 8 weeks before your photo driver license is due to expire (if they have your current address).
To drive in New Zealand, you must have one of following documents. Please check before you travel.
※You are required to present your passport if your nationality is other than New Zealand.
1. New Zealand driver’s license (Full license)
2. Your country’s driver’s license written in English (Full license)
3. Your country’s driver’s license written in Non-English (Full license)
+ International Driving Permit issued in accordance to United Nations Convention
4. Your country’s driver’s license written in Non-English (Full license) + Official English translation of your driver’s license