About Us

Due to high demand, our driving school is now open to EVERYONE (not just

Migrants and Refugees) so get your Passport 2 Drive with us!


Launched in June 2015, this Community Driving School is a response to the need for the Migrant and Refugee community to learn to drive safely and legally on NZ roads.

We can provide language support if needed, please let us know if you require it.

We look forward to helping you learn to drive safely and be successful in passing your test.

Driver’s Licence

Getting your Driver’s Licence is the “Passport” to a successful future.

Driving legally opens up so many possibilities and enables independence, job security and freedom.

Passport 2 Drive is NZ’s first Community Driving School.  The funding we receive enables us to offer Driver Education at reduced rates.

The cost of your Learn-to-Drive journey will depend on what driving level you are at:

Beginner - (little or no experience)

Beginner Level

Please note: Due to high demand, there is a waiting list (approx 4-6 weeks)

Successfully passing your Restricted Test takes time, energy and commitment.  Often, the barrier to getting your licence is finding a driving supervisor who is willing to take you driving often, and has the patience and skills to teach you.

Our Practice Programme provides the following:

  • Driving Supervisor/Mentor for 2 sessions per week
  • Vehicle to practice in
  • Progress checks with a qualified Driving Instructor
  • Payment plan of $25 per week

The average cost of this package is $680 ($25 per week over 6 months)


Intermediate - (have good vehicle control, but need more confidence with parking and driving in traffic)

Intermediate Level

If you have driven before (10-20 hours) then this is the package for you. Over 7 weeks you will receive:


  • 1 x Driving Assessment:  $55
  • 5 x Driving Lessons:  $55 each
  • 1 x Mock Test:  $25

Total cost: $355.00


  • 1 x Driving Assessment:  $60
  • 5 x Driving Lessons:  $60 each
  • 1 x Mock Test:  $25

 Total cost: $385.00

Advanced - (confident driver who needs fine-tuning to pass the Restricted Test)

Advanced Level

If you have failed the Restricted before, or are almost ready – take this package.  Over 4 weeks you will receive


  • 1 x Driving Assessment: $55
  • 2 x Driving Lessons: $55 each
  • 1 x Mock Test: $25

Total cost: $190.00


  • 1 x Driving Assessment: $60
  • 2 x Driving Lessons: $60 each
  • 1 x Mock Test: $25

Total cost: $205.00

We can book your test at our location when you are ready for it.  We provide advice, support and encouragement to get your “Passport to Drive”!


Call us now on 8532192 or book online

Passport 2 Drive Funders Driving

This service is supported by funding from Trust Waikato, WEL Energy Trust, Skycity Hamilton and DV Bryant.

Passport 2 Drive Services
  • Driving lessons
  • Mock tests
  • Practice programme
  • Street Talk- Defensive Driving
Passport 2 Drive Pricing
  • Driving Lessons (1 hour)
    • Unemployed/Student: $55
    • Employed: $60
  • Book 3 lessons and get your Mock Test for $25
  • Language support may be funded
  • Work and Income Assistance may be available
  • If you sign up for our Practice Programme, we can arrange an “Easy Pay” system over a number of weeks
  • Payment plans start from $30 per week

Our Staff/
Contact Us

P2D Manager
Tania Pointon

Phone:  07 853 0460
Email:   taniap@hmstrust.org.nz

 P2D Coordinator 
Patricia Novoa

Phone: 07 853 0463

Email: patrician@hmstrust.org,nz

Driving Instructor (English/Spanish/French)
Anne-Lise Mouchel


Email: admin@passport2drive.org.nz

 Practice Programme Coach
Fernando Bonilla
Phone: 07 853 0467


t: +64 7 853 2192
f: +64 7 853 0469
e: info@hmstrust.org.nz

Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust
Claudelands Park, Boundary Road, Hamilton PO Box 4340,
Hamilton 3247, New Zealand

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Hi, I’m Jackie. I have worked with Migrant Employment solutions since 2015 and it is the most exciting and satisfying job I could ever wish for. I constantly meet wonderful new clients starting out on their search for a job in New Zealand and settling into the Kiwi lifestyle. The enthusiasm and dedication they show towards the journey never ceases to amaze me. My role is to work with skilled migrants seeking employment and build relationships and networks with employers and recruiters.


Hi I’m Susan and I have been supporting skilled migrants on their journey into the New Zealand workforce for a number of years so I understand the challenges that many face when looking for work in a very different environment. I really enjoy the chance to meet and spend time getting to know our clients, tailoring our service to meet their individual job seeking needs until they secure meaningful employment. For me, the best part of my job is meeting amazing job seekers from all over the world with great qualifications and work experience who really want to settle here and contribute to the Hamilton economy.


Kia ora, my name is Aroha and I have been working with Migrant Employment Solutions since 2016. I thoroughly enjoy supporting and working with clients from all over the world, using their great skills and experience plus our knowledge of the New Zealand job market to find employment. Being a part of my clients employment journey is very rewarding and as a (fairly) recent graduate myself, I know firsthand the struggles and rewards that come with finding a job you love.