Drivers Licence Translations NZ2018-11-06T04:59:54+00:00

Drivers Licence Translation NZ

We are authorised drivers licence translation service for the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). 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 New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) 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 NZTA-approved translation of your licence. Kiwi Translation is an approved driver’s licence translation provider for NZTA.

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 converstion 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 [email protected] 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…
Why do you need my name in English letters?2022-04-25T00:57:27+00:00

In New Zealand all official documentation is written in English letters only. Letters with diacritics such as é or or ü, or non-Latin characters such as 王 or 김 cannot be used. In order to save you time and ensure the spelling in your documents is consistent, we ask you to provide the romanised spelling of your name as it appears on your passport.

Do you offer a faster Drivers Licence Translation service?2022-04-25T00:57:27+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$55.00 for same-day service (Please note that our opening hours are 9:00-17:00 Monday-Friday).

Can I use my Drivers Licence Translation for anything else?2022-04-25T00:57:28+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 line, electricity account or water account in New Zealand
How long is my Drivers Licence Translation valid for?2022-04-25T00:57:28+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 licences or as identification in New Zealand after 12 months.

How can I be sure that the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) or Automobile Association (AA) will accept the Driving Licence Translation?2022-04-25T00:57:28+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 the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).

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

Why choose Kiwi Translation for Drivers Licence Translation? Couldn’t someone else do it?2022-04-25T00:57:28+00:00

Kiwi Translation is an approved driver’s licence translation provider for 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 the Drivers Licence Translation?2022-04-25T00:57:28+00:00

Our standard service takes 1-3 business days. We can deliver an express translation for 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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