How to go about getting your Class 1 – Driver License in New Zealand

There are three stages via the New Zealand graduated licensing system that apply as a new driver.

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  1. Learners License – Theory Only
  2. Must be at least 16 years of age

Tick the   Image result for learner plates nz    sign if you are at this stage


Second Stage  –   (Restricted)


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  1. Be at least 16½ years of age
  2. Hold a current class 1 Learners license
  3. Have held a current class 1 Learner license for at least 6 months
  4. Complete a practical driving test – approximately 45 minutes

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tick here if you are ready to move on …

Third  Stage  –   (Full)


  1. Must be at least 18 years of age (unless completed an Advanced Driving Skills course)
  2. Must hold a current class 1 Restricted License for at least 18 months
  3. Successfully complete a Practical Driving test  –  approximately 20 minutes in length

NOTE:  Other conditions may apply, please refer to the following link for further details.

Other conditions that may apply for transferring licenses




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