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A certificate of particulars will show your driver licence number, issue date, classes, endorsements and conditions that appear on your licence.

How to apply

You can apply by:

  • calling our contact centre on 0800 822 422, (or from overseas +64 6 953 6200) Monday to Friday, between 8am and 5pm; or
  • writing to:

The NZ Transport Agency
Business Administration Team
Private Bag 11777
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand.

When applying, please provide:

  • the driver licence number (if known)
  • licence holder's full name (as shown on the licence)
  • licence holder's date of birth
  • the last address we would have recorded
  • the postal or email address you'd like the certificate sent to
  • a contact phone number
  • payment of (NZ)$11.10.

Once we have received your request, please allow enough time for us to produce and send your certificate of particulars. The normal processing time is four to six working days.

Method of payment

If you're applying over the phone, please ensure that you have a credit or debit card on hand to pay the fee. If you're applying in writing, please include payment by personal or bank cheque. The cheque needs to be made out to the NZ Transport Agency and be payable in New Zealand dollars. We recommend you don't send credit card details by email or fax as there is no guarantee of the security of the details via these methods. Accordingly, there are only the two payment options.

Third party requests

If someone else is making a request on your behalf, or if you are requesting details for another person, additional information may be required and the information returned will be slightly different. The driver licence number and issue date of the licence will not be included on the certificate of particulars