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The New Zealand driver licensing system makes sure everyone driving on our roads has the skills and knowledge needed to be a safe driver.
To become a fully licensed class 1 driver, you need to pass through the 3 stages of the driver licensing system.
Before you start to learn to drive on the road, you’ll need to get a learner licence.
You can apply for your restricted licence once you have the driving skills you need to pass the restricted licence test.
You must be at least 18 years old before you can apply for your full licence.
When you apply for each stage of your licence, you'll need to show acceptable evidence of your identity.
The date your licence classes expire is shown on your licence.