Drivers Licence Translations NZ2022-11-07T22:26:20+00:00

Drivers Licence Translation NZ

We are an authorised drivers licence translation service for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. A translation of your driver’s licence allows you to drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months and apply for a New Zealand licence.

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We provide certified English translations of overseas drivers licence translation for NZ in all major world languages. With an official translation of a valid licence, you can drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months. Please see the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency website for more details.

If you have a valid overseas driver licence you can drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months after entering the country. If your licence is not in English you must carry an Waka Kotahi-approved translation of your licence. Kiwi Translation is an approved driver’s licence translation provider for Waka Kotahi.

After 12 months, if you want to continue driving in New Zealand must apply for a New Zealand licence. If your licence is not in English you will need a certified translation. See the NZTA website for more details about converting to a New Zealand driver licence. New Zealand driver licences are issued by the Automobile Association (AA). To convert your licence you must go to one of the AA authorised overseas conversion driver licensing agent. See the NZTA website for a list of places where you can convert your licence.

You can also use certified drivers licence translation in NZ to support proof of identity at the Inland Revenue Department (IRD).

To obtain a certified translation of your overseas driver’s licence, please email scans of the font and back of your licence to or click here to get a free quote. We will reply within 24 hours with a free, no-obligation quote. You can contact us by phone on +64 27 286 1669.

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Drivers Licence Translation FAQ

Are my Drivers Licence Translation documents confidential with you?2022-04-25T00:57:27+00:00

Absolutely. Our website is encrypted with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate to ensure your uploaded documents are safe and secure.

What languages can you translate my Drivers Licence from?2022-04-25T00:57:27+00:00

We can translate Driving Licences from all major world languages, including:

  • Chinese – 中文
  • Portuguese – Português
  • Spanish – Español
  • German – Deutsch
  • French – Français
  • Italian – Italiano
  • Samoan – Gagana fa’a Sāmoa
  • Hindi – हिन्दी
  • Russian – Русский
  • Ukrainian – українська мова
  • Arabic – العربية
  • Czech – Čeština
  • Dutch – Nederlands
  • Korean – 한국어
  • Cambodian / Khmer – ភាសាខ្មែរ
  • Malaysian – Bahasa Malaysia
  • Vietnamese – Tiếng Việt
  • Thai – ภาษาไทย
  • Farsi – فارسی
  • Greek – Ελληνικά
  • Japanese – 日本語
  • Punjabi – ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
  • Indonesian – Bahasa Indonesia
  • and more…
Do you offer a faster Driving Licence Translation service?2022-11-06T21:15:52+00:00

Absolutely! Please follow the link at Express Drivers Licence Translation NZ (Click Here) and fill in the details. The express service price is NZD$59.00 for same-day service (Please note that our opening hours are 9:00-17:00 Monday-Friday).

Can I use my Driver’s Licence Translation for anything else?2022-11-06T21:14:18+00:00

Because Kiwi Translation provides NZTA approved drivers licence translation for New Zealand, the translations can also be used:

  • to apply for an IRD number with the Inland Revenue Department
  • as a valid source of identification when opening a bank account in New Zealand
  • to sign up to a new contract for your phone, electricity or water accounts in New Zealand
How long is my Driver’s Licence Translation valid for?2022-11-06T21:14:44+00:00

The translation can be used to drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months after entering the country (or until the original licence expires, whichever comes first).

The translation itself does not expire, so you can still use it to apply for a New Zealand driving licence or as identification in New Zealand after 12 months.

How can I be sure that Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency or the AA will accept the Driving Licence Translation?2022-11-06T21:07:29+00:00

You can be absolutely sure that a translation provided by Kiwi Translation will be accepted by NZTA and the AA because we are an approved driver’s licence translation provider for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

Kiwi Translation listed on the official Waka Kotahi NZTA website as an approved driving licence translation provider.

Why choose Kiwi Translation for a Driving Licence Translation? Couldn’t someone else do it?2022-11-06T21:06:11+00:00

Kiwi Translation is an approved driver’s licence translation provider for Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).

Not everyone can provide a drivers licence translation that NZTA will accept. NZTA have a list of approved drivers licence translators and is important to verify that you are working with an approved translation provider.

How long does it take to receive a Drivers Licence Translation?2022-11-06T21:05:00+00:00

Our standard service takes 1-3 business days. We can also deliver an express translation with same-day service. If you wish to get it done as soon as possible, please use the Express Drivers Licence Translation (click here) form. Please note that our opening hours are 9:00-17:00 Monday-Friday.

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