Driver Licence Name Change

If you are changing your name after marriage or seperation you can update your licence at any time. It is a good idea to update your driver licence and passport at the same time so that your identification is consistently under the same name.  If you have legally changed your name you must update your licence immediatley. 

You will need to visit a NZ Transport office in person to have your licence updated.  This is so that a photo can be taken and your new signature can be recorded. You will need to take certain documents with you to have your request processed on the spot. 

Check the Easy Name Change guide for locations and contact details, and also for supporting document requirements.  Details on fees to either update or renew your licence are also included.

It is best to change your driver’s licence first is may make other changes easier down the track.  There are fees to update the details on your licence.