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    Default Drivers Licence question on job application

    Hi,

    I am applying for a job in Auckland from the UK. We have permanent residence and will be arriving in NZ in 3 weeks.

    The job application (all online) asks this specific question:
    Do you hold a current valid full licence for driving in New Zealand?

    I'm not sure what to answer. I hold a full UK Licence, which I can use to get a full NZ licence. Does my UK licence count as a current full licence for driving in NZ? I don't have the NZ one yet, but will be applying for it within days of my arrival. Do I, or don't I?

    Thanks.

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    Simple answer is YES you do, your full UK licence is valid for 12 months in NZ, to change it to NZ one is very simple, fill out a form and do an eye test, pay some money and they will post you your NZ licence.

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    YAY! Thanks for the speedy reply! I've clicked submit on my application. The waiting begins. Luckily I have a plethora of packing to keep me distracted in the mean time!

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    Good luck with your move, I remember those last few weeks, so much to do, and it seemed like no time to do them in. But it all got sorted in the end. Cheers.
    Rob

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    Packers arrive on Monday. I've been told to expect them at 7am! Eeeek! Thanks Rob!

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    The best thing to do is make sure that you put all the stuff you don't want packed into a spare room and lock the door so the packers can't get in.
    I've never people work so fast as the ones who packed our stuff up. They were like a whirlwind. Sit back and watch them go....

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    Using your UK licence to get a NZ one is easy as anyways: rock up to an AA office with proof of address and your UK licence (and some money, of course), and they'll set you up with a temporary one. The proper one comes in the post within a fortnight.

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    Nice and quick!

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    Wow - i had the exact same questions! Hope we're not applying for the same job!!

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    Auckland Council and storm water engineering?

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