Can't find your driver licence? Whether it's lost or stolen, you need to replace it as soon as possible. This will automatically cancel your old licence and reduce the opportunity for others to use it fraudulently. You can also apply to replace your licence at any time if it's damaged or you've changed your name.
By acting promptly to replace or renew your lost or stolen licence you'll reduce the opportunity for it to be used in identity crime.
Apply at a driver licensing agent to replace your licence.
You will need to:
Your replacement licence will have the same expiry date as your previous licence. But if you prefer, you can apply to renew your licence for up to 10 years. The fee will depend on the licence.
There are two good reasons to replace your lost or stolen licence as quickly as you can:
If you later find your old licence, hand it in to any driver licensing agent or mail it to our Palmerston North Office. This ensures that it can't be used fraudulently.
Tow truck drivers, taxi drivers and some other types of drivers such as dial-a-drivers, must display a photo driver identification (ID) card.
If you've lost your ID card you need to replace it immediately.
Visit a driver licensing agent and:
If you later find your old ID card, hand it in to any driver licensing agent or mail it to our Palmerston North Office.