New Zealand Embassy Cairo, Egypt

Driving in New Zealand

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The Driving in New Zealand section of the New Zealand Transport Agency website provides new residents and visitors with information about driver licence requirements, and advice on driving in New Zealand.

The 100% Pure New Zealand website also provides an overview on driving in New Zealand

If you hold a valid driver licence from Egypt you can drive for up to 12 months continuously from your date of arrival in New Zealand. You may only drive those types of vehicles for which you are licenced to drive in your country of origin. You must carry your licence with you when driving.

If your licence is not in English, you must also have an International Driving permit or an official English translation issued by:

  • the New Zealand Translation Service, or
  • a diplomatic representative at a high commission, embassy or consulate, or
  • the authority that issued your overseas licence.

If you intend to be in New Zealand for longer than one year, you will need to convert your licence to a New Zealand driver licence before the end of the one year period.

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