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Changing the name on your licence

If you legally change your name, you can apply to change it on your driver licence.

You'll need to provide evidence of your name change. 

Find out what evidence is acceptable to change the name on your driver licence

How to apply to change your name on your licence

You can:

If you've changed names several times, the agent may request to see all of your original certificates and name change documents. This is so they can track the name on your current licence through to the name you want to appear on the new licence.

Changing the sex/gender details on your driver licence record

You can apply to change the gender details on your driver licence record without needing to provide an amended birth certificate. You'll need to provide confirmation of the gender you wish to have recorded (Male, Female or Indeterminate).

This will be an original evidence of identity document which states your gender.

If the gender on your evidence of identity document is not the same as the gender you wish to have recorded, you will also need to provide an original statutory declaration (indicating the preferred gender) and how long you have maintained that gender identity.

Download the Statutory declaration for change of gender form (DL25) [PDF, 62 KB]

The statutory declaration will need to be witnessed by an authorised witness. An authorised witness is one of the following:

  • Justice of the Peace
  • member of Parliament
  • lawyer
  • registered legal executive (Fellow of NZILE)
  • government officer authorised to take statutory declarations.

Applicants under the age of 18 must also provide the following information (in addition to the documentary evidence listed above):

  • a statutory declaration from their parent or guardian which supports the change in gender identity on the Driver Licence Register.
  • a statutory declaration from a registered counsellor/medical profession which supports the change.

How to apply to change your gender

You can either:

  • change the gender recorded on your driver licence record as part of a driver licensing transaction (eg when you are applying for a new class or endorsement or are renewing, replacing or reinstating your licence). The normal driver licensing fee applies


  • apply directly to Transport Agency to have your driver licence record amended.

Note: as the gender is not displayed on your photo driver licence, you do not need to have a new licence card issued. If you do not require a replacement licence, the change will be made at no cost.

Change of address

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