Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999

11 Identification: application in person

(1)

This clause applies if an application is made in person.

(2)

An applicant who is applying to obtain the applicant’s first New Zealand photographic driver licence must produce the following evidence of identity of the applicant to be sighted by a licensing agent:

(a)

a current and valid New Zealand passport; or

(b)

an original and current document specified in Part 1 of Schedule 9 and an original and current document specified in Part 2 of Schedule 9.

(3)

In any case other than one to which subclause (2) applies, the applicant must produce the following evidence of identity of the applicant to be sighted by a licensing agent:

(a)

a current New Zealand photographic driver licence; or

(b)

a current and valid New Zealand passport; or

(c)

an original and current document specified in Part 1 of Schedule 9 and an original and current document specified in Part 2 of Schedule 9.

(4)

Despite subclauses (2) and (3), the Agency may accept the following documents for up to 2 years after their expiry date:

(a)

a New Zealand passport, if accompanied by an original and current document specified in Part 2 of Schedule 9:

(b)

a New Zealand photographic driver licence:

(c)

a passport issued by or on behalf of the government of a country other than New Zealand:

(d)

a firearms licence issued under the Arms Act 1983 that contains a photograph.

(5)

If an applicant provides a document from Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 9 that does not contain a photographic image of the applicant, the applicant must also provide the Agency with—

(a)

a photographic image of the applicant that has been taken within the previous 6 months, and that complies with the requirements of clause 12(4) and (5); and

(b)

a verification statement in relation to that photographic image that has been signed by an identity referee.

(6)

The applicant must provide one of the documents specified in Part 3 of Schedule 9 if the applicant wishes to have the driver licence, endorsement, or driver identification card issued in a name that—

(a)

is not the same as the applicant’s name on a document referred to in Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 9; or

(b)

is not the same as the applicant’s name on the national register of driver licences.

(7)

Despite anything in subclauses (2) to (6),—

(a)

if the Agency considers that the information contained in driver licences, passports, or other documents issued by or on behalf of the government of a country other than New Zealand may not be reliable, the Agency may issue a direction to all licensing agents prohibiting the acceptance of all or any specified class of documents issued by or on behalf of the government of that country as evidence of the identity of the applicant; and

(b)

no document to which a direction under paragraph (a) applies may be accepted by a licensing agent as evidence of the identity of the applicant while that direction remains in force.

(8)

The Agency may accept any document in substitution for a document of a kind specified in Schedule 9 if the Agency is satisfied that—

(a)

the applicant is unable to provide the document of the kind specified in Schedule 9; and

(b)

the alternative document is of equivalent authenticity and effect.

(9)

In this clause, identity referee means a person who—

(a)

holds a valid and current New Zealand passport or New Zealand driver licence; and

(b)

has known the applicant for 1 year or more; and

(c)

is 16 years of age or older; and

(d)

is not related to the applicant or part of the applicant’s extended family; and

(e)

is not a spouse or partner of the applicant; and

(f)

does not live at the same address as the applicant.

Clause 11: replaced, on 1 December 2014, by clause 7 of the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule 2014 (LI 2014/265).