Skip to content

Access keys for

  • h Home
  • m Menu
  • 0 Show list of access keys
  • 2 Skip to content
  • 3 Skip to top

Getting an endorsement - PVIO

From 1 July 2017 the vetting fee has changed from $28.80 to $9.70 per year. 

This page will help you if you are applying for any of the following endorsements:

Preparing to apply

What do I need

  • New Zealand full licence for 2 years

  • Endorsement Course Certificate (P, V, I only)

  • Area Knowledge Certificate (Taxi drivers) (P only)

Tip: Want to become a taxi driver? We recommend also being skilled in speaking English, and learning about the local area.

Applying and Renewing

How do I apply or renew

Endorsement application process

What you need to do What we will do
1. Preparing to apply 2. Applying 3. We’ll process your application 4. New Licence and ID card
Get started by gathering (and possibly printing) your required documents.

Optional first step:
Submit your documentation and application [PDF, 361 KB] to a driver licensing agent, and complete an endorsement course (PVI only, if you haven’t already). Allow 10 days. Use our online tracking tool to view your application status:
  • Received – a confirmation email or text will be sent to you.
  • Gathering Info – Checking documents and Police Vetting (unless completed prior).
  • Processing
  • Granted
Your new licence and ID card will be printed and delivered within 7-10 days.


Please help us to make our website better by telling us whether you found the information you were looking for