I'm a British Citizen with UK passport returning to UK after being in the EU for 7 years. Can I apply for a change of address on driving licence straight away, or am I under the 185 day rule? Thank you

  • is your driving licence a UK one, or an (other) EU one?
    – SztupY
    Apr 12, 2017 at 16:45
  • EU one, I would like to change back to an UK one
    – Claire
    Apr 12, 2017 at 17:54

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According to gov.uk, yo have to wait the 185 days.


Click "Start now" and the first page clarifies it.

  • Then what happens after 185 daysphilip Jun 13, 2021 at 11:46
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    I don’t think this answer is correct. The gov.uk page says ‘ You’re normally a resident if you live in Great Britain for 185 days in each calendar year.’ Nowhere does it say you must wait 185 days before applying. I very much doubt a British citizen who passed their driving test in the UK and has moved back to live permanently in the UK needs to wait.
    – Traveller
    Jun 14, 2021 at 7:32

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