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Topic # 230326 19-Feb-2018 11:45
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Does anyone know how the expiry date for new driver's licence is calculated ...

 

A) 10 years from date of application; or

 

B) 10 years from date of issue; or

 

C) 10 year from expiry of current licence?

 

Or something else?

 

Just trying to decide whether to go in early (convenient) or do it the day before it expires.





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  Reply # 1960268 19-Feb-2018 11:51
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You need to renew your licence every 10 years at your *5th birthdays. So 35th, 45th, 55th.birthdays, etc. It's all online, by I don't have a link to it handy. On my phone at the moment.




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  Reply # 1960272 19-Feb-2018 11:55
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When can you renew your licence?

 

You don't have to wait for the driver licence renewal pack. You can renew at anytime.

 

If you renew your licence:

 

  • more than 12 months before the expiry date of your current licence, your new licence will be valid for 10 years from the date we grant your application
  • within the 12 months before the expiry date of your licence, your new licence will be valid for 10 years from the expiry date of your current licence
  • after it has expired, your new licence will be valid for 10 years from the date we grant your application.

https://nzta.govt.nz/driver-licences/renewing-replacing-and-updating/renewing-your-licence/


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  Reply # 1960276 19-Feb-2018 12:02
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Yep to above. Up to 12 months before expiry, the expiry date stands. after expiry, the new date stands.

 

I forgot about my last expiry - when I checked my License for something else, I noticed that it had expired about 5 months previously.

 

I go tit renewed, and the expiry date was then 10 years from the date on which I renewed it.

 

Just renewed it again last week (again, only noticed because I had to take it out to write down the number on it).


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  Reply # 1960277 19-Feb-2018 12:04
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Stu: You need to renew your licence every 10 years at your *5th birthdays. So 35th, 45th, 55th.birthdays, etc. It's all online, by I don't have a link to it handy. On my phone at the moment.

 

 

 

I don't think that's quite right, can you find a reference for that?


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  Reply # 1960278 19-Feb-2018 12:07
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They do want you to renew on the x5th birthdays. It is ten-yearly up until your 65th I think, then goes to 5-yearly.

 

Mine expired on my 35th Birthday (or in that month) but because I didn't notice it had expired, and renewed it a few months later, it now expires over 6 months after my 45th birthday. I just renewed it early last week as I am going overseas when it actually expires, and I will need it.


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  Reply # 1960288 19-Feb-2018 12:20
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"If you are aged 64½ or over, your licence may be issued for less than the standard term and will expire on your 75th birthday (in which case you may pay a lower fee)."

 

"Drivers must renew their driver licence at age 75, 80 and every two years after that."

 

 

 

These are the only 2 age based points I can find that NZTA make.

 

   

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1960297 19-Feb-2018 12:28
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They are making assumptions that people get their licence on their 15th birthday, ie your learners. However that did change a few years ago, so the assumtions now would be x6th birthday.


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  Reply # 1960298 19-Feb-2018 12:28
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If it's no longer tied to your *5th birthday, then they've changed it. And like most things, it hasn't been communicated to the masses. No surprises there.




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  Reply # 1960301 19-Feb-2018 12:29
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Ah, OK. All I know is that when I got my first Plastic License, it expired on my 35th birthday month, even though I got it after my 25th birthday (Photo licenses came about in 1999, I was 27). It expired in 2007.




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  Reply # 1960302 19-Feb-2018 12:29
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lxsw20:

 

When can you renew your licence?

 

You don't have to wait for the driver licence renewal pack. You can renew at anytime.

 

If you renew your licence:

 

  • more than 12 months before the expiry date of your current licence, your new licence will be valid for 10 years from the date we grant your application
  • within the 12 months before the expiry date of your licence, your new licence will be valid for 10 years from the expiry date of your current licence
  • after it has expired, your new licence will be valid for 10 years from the date we grant your application.

https://nzta.govt.nz/driver-licences/renewing-replacing-and-updating/renewing-your-licence/

 

 

Thanks.  I found the page but missed that section.  I think I'll go in today.

 

BTW my age doesn't end in 5.





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  Reply # 1960306 19-Feb-2018 12:33
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rscole86:

They are making assumptions that people get their licence on their 15th birthday, ie your learners. However that did change a few years ago, so the assumtions now would be x6th birthday.



Pretty sure there was no assumption, it was actually worded as such that it was to be renewed on your *5th birthday. If you got your licence when you were 18, you still had to renew when you turned 25. A little research indicates this may have changed a while ago.

Not a big deal.




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  Reply # 1960307 19-Feb-2018 12:34
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Mine expires on my x0 birthday, so I must have originally got my full when I was 20. I was of the impression it just goes off 10 years from when you get your full.


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Must be that now. Either way, there will be a period where your renewal is shorter than the 10 years - in your case the renewal when you are 70 will only last five years.


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  Reply # 1960309 19-Feb-2018 12:36
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question: how long after your car licence expires can you renew it without sitting tests?


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  Reply # 1960310 19-Feb-2018 12:37
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It's in the link I posted.


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