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To instantly benefit from the temporarily reduced RUC rates, we recommend applying for an overlap licence. This way, you'll be given a credit on the spot that you can use towards your new licence. 

More information about buying a new RUC licence with a credit

If you have a lot of RUC distance remaining and you don't want to do that, you may be able to surrender your RUC licence and apply for a refund by completing this form. 

Warning

If your refund is approved, your RUC licence will no longer be valid and you must destroy it. If the licence label is later found to be in use, we'll issue an invoice to recover the refunded amount. 

Application for surrender of RUC licence and refund

RUC licence details

Is your RUC licence more than two years old?
Hint: there's an issue date in the bottom right corner of the licence label.

You can't surrender your RUC licence and apply for a refund if it's more than two years old. 

This is set out in section 35(2) of the Road User Charges Act 2012.

Instead, you'll need to buy a new RUC licence online and enter your current odometer/hubodometer reading to 'overlap' your current licence. 

Buy RUC online

Instructional video about overlapping your RUC licence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is there less than 8000 kilometres unused distance remaining on the licence?

You can't surrender your licence if it is has less than 8000km remaining. 

Instead, you'll need to buy a new RUC licence online and enter your current odometer/hubodometer reading to 'overlap' your current licence. 

Buy RUC online

Instructional video about overlapping your RUC licence

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you surrendering the whole licence or just part of the licence?

As soon as your refund has been approved, you'll need to buy a new RUC licence that starts from the odometer or hubodometer reading you enter below. We'll let you know when your refund has been approved. 

Applicant details

Who is this application for?

Transaction details

Hint: the licence number is in the bottom left corner of the licence label.

Contact details

To avoid delays, please provide details that we can use to contact you if we need to. 

Bank account details

Please don't use hyphens: use the format 00 0000 0000000 000

You MUST upload proof of your bank account details

This could be a screenshot, scan or photo of something from your bank, clearly showing the bank's logo, your name and your bank account number. 

If you don't give us proof of your bank account, we won't be able to pay your refund. Your refund will be delayed while we contact you for evidence of your bank details. 

Do you want us to save your bank account details for any future refunds?
We can only save your bank account details if they are in the same name as the person or company registered for this vehicle.

Declaration

The information you provide is required to process your road user charges request. If you don't provide the information required, we may not be able to process your request. Waka Kotahi (as the RUC collector) will hold, store, use and share any personal information contained in your request in accordance with the Road User Charges Act 2012, Land Transport Act 1998, Privacy Act 2020 and Official Information Act 1982. You can ask us for a copy of, or to correct, any personal information we hold about you. Email info@nzta.govt.nz or write to Waka Kotahi, Private Bag 11777, Palmerston North 4442.