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Importing a vehicle temporarily (Factsheet 35)

Published: | Category: Importing vehicles , Factsheets | Audience: Visitors & new residents

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. View this content in our section on importing a vehicle

Child restraint installation flyer

Published: | Category: Child restraints , Safe driving , Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Advice and assistance, Communities, Course providers, Motorists, Visitors & new residents

Details of where to go for advice on installing child restraints. There are three versions of the flyers. Each flyer contains the same content but has a different option for the cover.  

Related information:

Buying and installing child restraints

Find a child restraint technician

Driving in New Zealand

Published: | Category: Visitors & new residents , Safe driving , Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: General, Visitors & new residents

An overview for immigrants and visitors about driving in New Zealand. You can download the booklet below or order printed copies. Note: The printed booklet contains English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Arabic.

Factsheet index

Published: | Category: Index , Factsheets | Audiences: Certifiers, Communities, General, Heavy vehicle operators, Importers, Local & regional government, Medical practitioners, Motorcyclists, Motorists, Schools & teachers, Taxi drivers & operators, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations, Vehicle traders, Visitors & new residents, Walkers & cyclists

The NZ Transport Agency's factsheets provide information on transport safety, standards and processes. All our factsheets are available on this website 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 printed format. (These are indicated with an asterisk* in the list below. )

Immigrants' vehicles (Factsheet 44a)

Published: | Category: Importing vehicles , Factsheets | Audience: Visitors & new residents

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. View this content in our vehicles section

Overseas driver licences: converting to a New Zealand licence (Factsheet 72)

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Factsheets | Audience: Visitors & new residents

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. View this information in our driver licence section

New residents and visitors – driving in New Zealand (Factsheet 56)

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Factsheets | Audience: Visitors & new residents

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. View this information in our driver licence section

Due to the closure of international borders as a result of COVID-19, many people on overseas licences are unable to leave New Zealand and are fast approaching the end of their 12-month period of being able to drive on their overseas licence. Because of this, 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 driving on an overseas licence is up to a maximum of 24 months after arrival and will expire on 31 March 2022.