Is my UK licence valid in New Zealand?

If you have a valid United Kingdom licence it is valid in New Zealand for a period of one year from date of first entry.

Please also read : https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/new-zealand/safety-and-security

There is no mandatory car insurance.

Direct quote from Direct Gov: “UK driving licences are valid for use for a maximum of 12 months. Motor insurance is not a legal requirement in New Zealand. You should take out private motor vehicle insurance.”

Please note that this information was accurate at the time of writing. Despite this we would still recommend that you contact the

“New Zealand High Commission London, United Kingdom”

to verify the current status.

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