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The rules around the eligibility period for driving in New Zealand on an overseas driver licence have been temporarily changed.
The temporary extended period for some overseas licence holders is up to a maximum of 24 months after arrival and will expire on 31 March 2022.
This page tells you who can drive on New Zealand roads, and what you need to have while driving.
You can convert to a New Zealand driver licence if you are here for more than a year or moving here permanently. This page tells you how.
If your overseas driver licence or permit isn't in English you will also need an accurate English translation.