International UCI Licences are for New Zealand riders who race overseas.

To obtain an International Licence, you must:

  • Be a New Zealand Resident, or reside within New Zealand for at least 6 months of the year;
  • In accordance with UCI regulations, provide Cycling New Zealand with evidence of appropriate insurance cover that meets UCI requirements. Details around these insurance requirements can be found here

  • Provide to Cycling New Zealand a suitable photo for your International Licence card.
The UCI Cycling Regulations relating to International Licences (1.1.011) state that the licence should be taken out in the country where you have your main residence, so it is possible for you to be licenced by another federation.
If you're a citizen of another country and do not hold New Zealand citizenship then we need to make sure the UCI ID is linked to your nationality. If you've already received your licence and your nationality is incorrect please email
International Licence Photo

Photos are mandatory for all International Licence holders. A photo for your licence card will be requested during your membership registration, or this can be emailed to Photos for licences should be passport/driver’s licence style with NO hats, helmets, sunglasses, or goggles present. 


Insurance Requirements

In accordance with UCI guidelines, Cycling New Zealand will not issue a rider an International License until proof of appropriate insurance cover has been provided.

According to UCI Cycling Regulations (1.1.022), appropriate insurance should include:
  • Insurance for bodily injury (in and out-patient hospital expenses and medical care, transport costs, permanent disablement, death) and material damages (loss of earnings) in case of accident on the occasion of a cycling competition or during training.
  • Third-party liability insurance for material damage or bodily injury caused to others in the course of a competition or cycling event or during training.
Cycling New Zealand endorses the International Travel Insurance policy arranged by Aon New Zealand and underwritten by Chubb Insurance New Zealand Limited and is satisfied it meets UCI requirements. Riders must provide a copy of their insurance certificate from Chubb before their license will be issued.
Riders can organise their own insurance to accompany the purchase of an international cycling licence. Riders must provide us with a letter or insurance certificate from their insurer stating that they hold the medical cover and personal liability whilst cycle racing and training outside of New Zealand. 



Cycling New Zealand endorses a travel policy arranged by AON and underwritten by Chubb providing riders with a comprehensive travel insurance package that also meets the UCI requirements for International Licenses. Alongside day to day cover this policy also includes protection whilst training and racing for you and your bike (bike protection up to $6,500) along with the required third-party liability insurance.  This cover is restricted to the period the rider is outside of New Zealand.

Click here to get a quote for travel and race insurance

Jason Bodmin – Aon New Zealand
027 237 0490