Updating driving license
Driving on an expired licence could also affect your ability to get car insurance, delay any insurance claim or result in a claim being declined.
Read Factsheet 54: Upgrading driver licences from paper to photo To requalify your licence if it has been expired more than five years, you must apply at a driver licensing agent.
The requalification fee will depend on on the class of licence you are applying for.
To expedite your mail-to address change request, the online service is recommended.
All full classes and learner heavy vehicle classes will generally be issued for 10 years and cost .90.You'll need to: If you have been licensed to drive overseas within the last five years, you may not need to sit the tests to requalify your licence.Bring your overseas driver licence with you when you make your requalification application at an agent.If your five-year learner or restricted car or motorcycle licence was obtained or last renewed on or after 1 December 2014, you cannot renew it until on or after the date of its expiry.You will need to pass a theory test and your new licence will be issued for a further five years.
All old style New Zealand driver licences (booklet or paper) have now been expired for more than five years.