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Visiting New Zealand

Mobility parking permits from overseas are not recognised in all regions of New Zealand, so we recommend that people visiting New Zealand obtain a visitor’s mobility parking permit.

A visitor's permit costs NZ$35 and is valid for up to 12 months.

How to get a permit

Complete a visitor's application form (pdf 85Kb) and send it to us with a scanned copy of your current permit either:

By email

If you will be arriving in the North Island, email the Auckland office.

If you will be arriving in the South Island, email the Christchurch office.

By post

Postal addresses are printed on the application form.

If you want the permit to be posted to your home address, an additional fee will be charged and you need to indicate this when you apply. Please allow at least 4 weeks for processing.

Alternatively, we can post your permit to your accommodation or rental car company in New Zealand (Please supply a reference number). Please allow 10 working days for processing, from when we receive your application form.

In person

If you are already in New Zealand you can take your form to the nearest branch of CCS Disability Action. You will need to show your permit from your home country as evidence of eligibility.

Please note that branches cannot issue permits, however, they can process your application and receive payment

If you don’t have a current permit

If you do not have a parking permit in your home country you can apply for a visitor’s permit once you arrive in New Zealand. You will need to visit a New Zealand doctor who will assess whether you are eligible.

if you will be arriving in the North Island.