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An overview for immigrants and visitors about driving in New Zealand.
Note: The printed brochure (PDF) contains Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Arabic.
This factsheet is for new residents and visitors to New Zealand who only hold an overseas licence and provides information relating to your eligibility to drive in New Zealand, how to get a New Zealand driver licence, and other information relating to driving in New Zealand.
This factsheet explains how to convert an overseas driver licence to a New Zealand driver licence. It outlines what is required and also lists which countries are exempt from sitting the theory and/or practical test.
This publication has been updated to reflect the two changes to the give way rules that came into effect on 25 March 2012. Go to
This factsheet informs you of the changed requirements for importing vehicles, belonging to immigrants, that do not meet frontal impact or emissions standards This factsheet should be read in conjunction with Factsheet 44, Importing a motor vehicle, which outlines the overall requirements for importing a vehicle into New Zealand.
This factsheet explains what to do when you import a vehicle from overseas for a period of time. A temporary vehicle import is where a vehicle is brought into New Zealand by a resident of another country, usually for a maximum of 12 months, while remaining registered in its country of origin.
The NZ Transport Agency's factsheets provide information on transport safety, standards and processes.
All our factsheets are available on this web site and can be printed directly from the site.
Many of our factsheets are also available from the Transport Agency's agents and regional offices in a...
A brochure that helps SH94 Milford Road users to make their trip safer and more enjoyable.
This publication is no longer available.
New resident drivers should instead read What's different about driving in New Zealand.
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