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Current application processing times

To help minimise delays, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Standard applications (more likely to be processed without delay) are those where the following are met:

  • Application completed correctly
  • All required documents are attached
  • No fit and proper check issues
  • No prior Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency concerns related to driving.

Check the table to see how long it will take us to process your application

Log in to track your P, V, I or O application

When you log in, you might see one of these statuses:


We’ve got your application, but we haven’t started working on it yet.

Gathering information

We’re waiting for something.

For example, this could be vetting information from the NZ Police, further information from a foreign country, or reviewing your medical certificate.


We’ve got all the information we need, and we’re now assessing your application.


We’ve finished processing your application.

  • If we grant your application, we’ll send you your new photo driver licence (and ID card if relevant) within 7-10 days.

  • If we decline your application, we’ll send you a letter explaining why, and what you can do. 


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