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Old 20 Mar 2019
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Taking NZ registered bike overseas

To ride a NZ registered bike overseas it s supposed to hold a current NZ registration. To be resistered in NZ it has to first have a warrant of fitness. This is possible in the case of a new bike as the first warrant lasts 3 years so registration for 3 years is possible. But what happens when a warrant is needed every 6 months and the bike is in Peru? Anyone had any experience on this ?
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I took an NZ registered bike to UK in 2002.
Intended to stay in Europe for 6 months then go back to NZ.
I seem to recall that when the NZ rego ran out, but the WOF was still current, I renewed the rego for a year by mail.
Ran around England on NZ plates and UK insurance (insured it on the VIN, not the rego plate) for a year in the end.
When it became clear I was staying a while longer in UK than I originally planned, I registered it in UK and never did return the licence plate to the Department of Licencing, the NZTA.
As far as not having a current WOF in Peru, who really is going to care?
Are the NZ cops going to ticket you for riding an un-warranted bike in Peru? No.
Will the Peruvian cops know an NZ WOF from a hole in the ground? Again, No.
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Nz wof in Peru

Thanks for the info. I had my NZ registered bike in South America for almost 12 months. You are correct that no one there asks about NZ WOF or registration or even local insurance. All they care about is your passport driver licence and the registration papers. That is until when you are involved in a serious accident. Then you are likely to have to prove it is legally on the road. To do that you need a current WOF and a NZ registration
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Does anyone read these posts?

The NZTA can put the vehicle on the OVL (overseas vehicle licensing) register if you ask them and state that the vehicle will be temporarily imported to South America and will return on such and such a date.

This will allow you to purchase rego without the need to have a current wof

I got this info from the AA not NZTA who did not seem to know about their own systems
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Getting your bike on the exempt WOF register

After a lot of to and fro I now understand that the only way NZTA will put your bike on the exempt register (OVL) is if they get advise from the AA. In there case where you don't need a carnet then the AA will still advise NZTA and it will cost your $50.00 for them (AA) to do so.
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Any updates on this thread? I’m flying my NZ registered bike into Santiago Chile and wonder why I should be paying registration to be riding NZ roads when I’ll be riding South American roads and paying for a Temporary Import license in each country I visit.
In reality, do any of the South American countries care less that my NZ registration is no longer current and that my Warrant of fitness is likely expired?
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Any updates on this thread? I’m flying my NZ registered bike into Santiago Chile and wonder why I should be paying registration to be riding NZ roads when I’ll be riding South American roads and paying for a Temporary Import license in each country I visit.
In reality, do any of the South American countries care less that my NZ registration is no longer current and that my Warrant of fitness is likely expired?
International law obliges you to keep the bare legal minimum coverage (third party liability) active at all times, so your registration is valid.

If you decide to evade this, any insurance you will buy along the way in form of a third party liability will be invalid.
We had clients (shipping their motorcycles) who ended in prison as they thought they are smarter then everyone else and didn't keep insurance active back at home. Sometimes a routine police check will be enough to teach you that you are not so smart as it seems, or worse case is to have an accident. In that case things can go very very bad and very fast for you as many countries consider riding uninsured and unregistered motorcycle as a heavy felony and basically they can charge you with attempt to harm someone on purpose and possibly even cause more than harm in worst case.

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