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Offline Cameleon

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What if your SA drivers license expired?
« on: July 07, 2008, 10:25:33 am »
Does anyone know the process of obtaining your NZ drivers license, if your SA license have already expired? I know you will have to take the written test and drive, but,

Would you have to get an NZ learners first? I hope not....



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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 10:49:32 am »
can't you get somebody in SA to apply for a renewal for you Mags?

I suspect that you would have to do the whole bang shoot if your SA license has expired

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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 10:57:10 am »
Don't think so. Have to do the eye tests and fingerprints. It might just be quicker to do the whole thing this side. Here I was sitting, carelessly thinking mine expires in August. As I checked our completed ITA, I noticed the expiry date of my license. Turned out, it already expired on the 8th of June. But license or no license, tomorrow I deliver that ITA, and on Wednesday I'll sort out the license. The AA site is not so clear if I have to do the learners, but I'll phone (or as they say in NZ - "ring") them tomorrow, and find out.



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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 10:31:59 pm »
cool, keep us updated please

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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2008, 03:53:19 am »
OK, the verdict is: not a train smash! As long as your license hasn't been expired for more than a year, you can still just convert to a NZ license. So what I must do now, is go to the AA, with my (expired) SA license, proof of address, and my passport, and successfully pass the theory test. Easy? Yes, except that I handed in my passport with our ITA application, and now will have to wait until I receive it back. (Our Case Officer is on leave today and tomorrow). So hopefully receive it early next week, and until then I am stuck at home  :(  during the school holiday...



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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008, 08:00:52 am »
That's not too bad then, good news for a lot of folks I'm sure. Thanks for letting us know Mags O0

:gl: with the test, we are gonna wait till after Sept, then we won't have to do the test  >:D

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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008, 08:08:01 am »
 :envy: - lucky fish! I really don't look forward to the test. Being stuck at home not being able to drive, might just give me the opportunity to learn. It sure is a valid reason not to do this stack of ironing waiting for me  :whistle:



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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008, 10:14:14 am »
"with the test, we are gonna wait till after Sept, then we won't have to do the test "? 

what do you mean with this, Nolan? (I ask with a egg on my face) ;D

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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008, 12:03:43 pm »
Mags just be sure to check out that website where you can do the test questions online.  Apparently its exactly the same questions you get asked in the theory test. 

And to answer for Nolan, after September, you dont need to do the theory test at all anymore.  There is more information somewhere on the forum if you do a search.

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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2008, 12:29:04 pm »
Thanx Lidi.  :clap: Have it open, must just learn and do.... not really feeling like doing it, but have no choice!



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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2008, 10:04:35 pm »
Thanks, Tandl for telling me, I will do a search. And it's really goog news!! Never heard of that before...  But Mags, why must you do the test. Is it because your licence has expired?

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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2008, 10:10:41 pm »
Yes, it's because mine has expired. Bummer!  :thumbdown:



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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2008, 10:19:39 pm »
YEs, that is indeed  :thumbdown: O well, if you live still after immigration, you will manage that also... :gl:
Maar kannie my luck glo dat ek dalk nie hoef te skryf nie... :) So bly dat ek dit hier gelees het voor ek begin stresss het.... Dankie ouens!!

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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2008, 10:46:08 pm »
somebody also leaving soon asked me yesterday if I have my International Drivers license yet :2funny: were they seriously relieved to know that they don't need anything like that and will just walk in and walk out with a Kiwi license when they arrive O0

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Re: What if your SA drivers license expired?
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2008, 06:57:00 am »
Yes it is quite a relief I must say!