Auckland Translations Ltd is approved by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, to translate overseas driver licences into English.
Driver Licence Translation Fee
If your driver licence is in one of the above languages, then the fee of a certified English translation is:
- NZ$45 for Standard Translation Service (turnaround time: 24 hours), or
- NZ$59 for Urgent Translation Service (turnaround time: 30 minutes during our office hours).
If your driver licence is NOT in one of the above languages, please email us your driver licence (both sides). We will then give you a quote.
How do I order a driver licence translation?
To order and get a certified English translation of your driver licence, please email the following information to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A copy of your driver licence (both sides).
- Proof of Payment. Click Pay Now, and take a screenshot after payment success.
- What you would use the translation for. Car rentals, or converting to a New Zealand driver licence, or for other purposes?
- Your phone number. We will call you only if we need to contact you urgently.
Frequently Asked Questions about Driver Licence Translation
Yes, we are approved by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), the NZ government authority for driver licencing.
Our certified translation can be used as an official document: to rent a vehicle, drive in NZ for up to 12 months, converted to a NZ driver licence, or for other official purposes.
Yes, it can be done online. You do not need to come to our office.
We will email you the translation as a PDF document, which has the required stamp and signature on it. You only need to colour print it.
If you don’t have access to a colour printer, and if you are in Auckland, you can come to our office to pick up a paper copy. If you are in Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton, or any other parts of NZ, we can courier you a paper copy. An additional fee of NZ$10 applies.
We translate driver licences from all major countries, including:
Austrian driver licence (Austria)
Belgium driver licence
Brazilian driver licence (Brazil)
Chinese driver licence (China)
Danish driver licence (Denmark)
Dutch driver licence (the Netherlands)
Finnish driver licence (Finland)
French driver licence (France)
German Driver licence (Germany)
Italian driver licence (Italy)
Japanese driver licence (Japan)
Korean driver licence (Korea)
Mexican driver licence (Mexico)
Norwegian driver licence (Norway)
Polish driver licence (Poland)
Portuguese driver licence (Portugal)
Quebec driver licence (Canada)
Spanish driver licence (Spain)
Swedish driver licence (Sweden)
Swiss Driver Licence (Switzerland)
Taiwanese driver licence (Taiwan)
Chilian driver licence (Chile)
Israeli driver licence (Israel)
Luxembourg driver licence
Malaysian driver licence (Malaysia)
New Caledonian driver licence (New Caledonia)
Réunionese driver licence (Réunion)
Russian driver licence (Russia)
Vietnamese driver licence (Viet Nam)
And other countries' driver licences
You can pay us by online banking, credit cards, PayPal. If you come to our offices, you may also pay cash. For details, please visit our webpage: payment methods.
Each time you visit New Zealand, you can use your overseas driver licence to drive on NZ roads for up to 12 months. After 12 months, you will need to have it converted to a NZ driver licence in order to continue to drive.
Yes, you can use our translation to rent a vehicle in Australia, if you stay in Australia for less than 6-12 months (depending on which state you visits).
After 6-12 months, you will need to apply to convert to an Australia driver licence. Our translations cannot be used for this purpose.
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