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Converting to a New Zealand driving license

Old Jan 9th 2007, 9:25 am
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Well, I finally got round to doing the test and it was far easier than I expected. I'd been putting it off since last April thinking I wasn't ready but it's an absolute piece of cake. Just get the road code book, learn the answers to the possible questions and go for it!
For those who haven't done it, to convert from a full UK to a full NZ license you just need to have an eye test, proof of residence and complete a 35 question multiple choice scratch card. The whole thing takes about half an hour.
Don't put it off, get it over and done with.
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Originally Posted by Markk View Post
Well, I finally got round to doing the test and it was far easier than I expected. I'd been putting it off since last April thinking I wasn't ready but it's an absolute piece of cake. Just get the road code book, learn the answers to the possible questions and go for it!
For those who haven't done it, to convert from a full UK to a full NZ license you just need to have an eye test, proof of residence and complete a 35 question multiple choice scratch card. The whole thing takes about half an hour.
Don't put it off, get it over and done with.
i thought you had a test on the roads too? is that not the case? sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
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Old Jan 9th 2007, 9:29 am
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i thought you had a test on the roads too? is that not the case? sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
Only if you leave it longer than 12 months! No dramas!!!
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Old Jan 9th 2007, 9:33 am
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Only if you leave it longer than 12 months! No dramas!!!
Took me less than five mins ... I didn't believe it was that easy and was turning the card over and wondering where the rest of the questions were. don't worry about it folks
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Took me less than five mins ... I didn't believe it was that easy and was turning the card over and wondering where the rest of the questions were. don't worry about it folks

I know, couldn't believe it really. The really funny thing is seeing the 'ticks' emerge as you do them. I was expecting to have to hand it in and then wait for the results. I feel a bit embarassed thinking about it now, they must have thought I was a grinning idiot as I handed it in....
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Old Jan 9th 2007, 10:07 am
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Well, I finally got round to doing the test and it was far easier than I expected. I'd been putting it off since last April thinking I wasn't ready but it's an absolute piece of cake. Just get the road code book, learn the answers to the possible questions and go for it!
For those who haven't done it, to convert from a full UK to a full NZ license you just need to have an eye test, proof of residence and complete a 35 question multiple choice scratch card. The whole thing takes about half an hour.
Don't put it off, get it over and done with.
I actually got my restricted in NZ, I found that unlike the British theory test, you actually do have to do some reading before hand! Tell me Mark, will I have to surrender my British license when I change it to Kiwi? I hope not.
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I actually got my restricted in NZ, I found that unlike the British theory test, you actually do have to do some reading before hand! Tell me Mark, will I have to surrender my British license when I change it to Kiwi? I hope not.
No, you don't have to surrender it, but you won't be able to use it in New Zealand once you have a full NZ one.
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No, you don't have to surrender it, but you won't be able to use it in New Zealand once you have a full NZ one.
OK, that's great. I was worried about visits back home and not having my UK license. Plus a UK license is bloody hard to get!
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Congrats Mark! Even if it was easy.
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