What are your driver license requirements for renting in New Zealand?

 

We accept current New Zealand, overseas and international licences. Overseas licences that are not easily identifiable must be accompanied by an International Licence or English translation. Valid drivers licence, including provisional licenses, must have been held for a minimum of 12 months, include a photograph of the customer and be valid for the entire rental period.

  • If the home country driver's license is in a language other than English and the letters are English (i.e. German, Spanish, etc.) an International Driver's Permit is recommended, but not required, for translation purposes in addition to the home country driver's license.

  • If the home country driver's license is in a language other than English and the letters are not English (i.e. alphabet is not an extended Latin-based alphabet like German or Spanish but is Russian, Japanese, Arabic, etc.) an International Driver's Permit is required. If an International Driver's Permit cannot be obtained in the home country, another professional, type-written translation from an official government body may be substituted. In either case, the home country driver's license must also be presented.