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    Question learning to drive in nz

    hi again

    next query. Does anyone know if i am okay to learn to drive in new zealand if my application for residency is accepted , ??
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    I can't see any reason why not . It doesn't mention anything on here apart from needing to be 15 years old or over.

    You can read up about learning to drive on here . There's even a practice section for questions that may be asked in the theory test. We also have a link to a mockup of the scratch card test on here but the site seems to either be defunct at the moment or is no longer functioning, which is a shame as many of us made good use of this facility. We'll just have to keep trying in case it comes back up again.
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    You can drive on an overseas license for up to 12 months.

    The only time that it might be a problem is when trying to rent a car. Some rental places require an International License, but as far as I can tell, most of them don't, so I wouldn't worry about getting one right away.
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    You can learn to drive a car as a visitor, there are no regulations on who may hold a NZ drivers license, as long as you are eligible in the other aspects.
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