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International Driving Permits (with French License)

Has anyone applied for one of these recently. Ours are due for renewal (forthcoming trip to NZ). As usual we went to the sous prefecture to be told that we need to apply to Nantes now. I can't seem to find the form that we now need to use. I know exactly what we have to attach to the form but cannot seem to find the form itself. Can anyone help please?
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Re: International Driving Permits (with French License)

It's all here , and it also confirms the Nantes address.

https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/R33870

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Re: International Driving Permits (with French License)

Thanks a lot - got it now. Problem was that sous prefecture at Marmande had the wrong website on its literature.....
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Re: International Driving Permits (with French License)

Minnie
I too a few years ago had to have an International Driving Licence for use in NZ as I visit each year.
However, as it was about to expire last year I decided to go to an official NZ translator of French and have the French Driving Licence translated for posterity.
The one I went to lives in Cambridge (NZ) and cost $50.
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Re: International Driving Permits (with French License)

That's very interesting - worth bearing in mind. Thanks. We go each year as our daughter lives there.

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We obtained them for a trip to OZ last year but neither the camper van or hire car companies were interested in them our French licences were good enough on their own.

Were/are they actually needed in NZ ?

Post Brexit it's entirely possible that we could be going back to UK licences !

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Re: International Driving Permits (with French License)

AnOther
All acceptable driving licences for use in NZ must be in the English language or an official translation in English of the original to be held with the original.
Quote from New Zealand Transport Agency.
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Re: International Driving Permits (with French License)

Thanks for that.

It was very quick and easy - and FREE - to get the French IDP's so I guess keeping those up to date is probably the simplest option, they are valid for 3 years.

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