I live overseas and I'm planning a holiday in New Zealand. What sort of driving permit do I need?
You can use a current and valid overseas driver licence or international driving permit for a maximum of 12 months from the date you arrive in New Zealand. If your overseas licence or permit isn't in English, you must carry an accurate translation.
For more information visit the website of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).
You can also phone the NZTA on:
- 0800 822 422 from within New Zealand; or
- +64 6 953 6200 from outside New Zealand.