COVID-19 August 2021 update

This message is relevant to all consumers and businesses who wish to contact the Motor Vehicle Traders Register.

New Zealand moved to Alert Level 4 at 11:59pm on Tuesday 17 August 2021.

Current Alert Level for your region(external link) - Unite against COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 and the impact it is having on our people's availability, please expect delays to processing times for all Motor Vehicle Traders Register services.

For further information on COVID-19, please refer to the Ministry of Health website for health-related information and the COVID-19 website for all other information from the Government.

Ministry of Health New Zealand(external link)

COVID-19 website(external link)

Statutory declarations

This message is relevant to current motor vehicle traders and applicants for registration who are required to complete a statutory declaration.

The following information provides guidance to those finding it difficult to complete a statutory declaration due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Government has made a temporary law change to the requirements for signing and witnessing statutory declarations. Declarations can now be made without being witnessed in person, and instead be made using audio-visual or audio links.

The Ministry of Justice website has more information about this law change.

Information for people needing to complete oaths, affirmations or declarations during COVID-19(external link) - Ministry of Justice

The Registrar of Motor Vehicle Traders is accepting statutory declarations made using audio-visual or audio links.

Kia haumaru (stay safe), kia atawhai (be kind).