I work and live in Belgium however I am Brazilian and I want to take a drivers license in a country that I can do the test in English. Can I take the driving license tests in the UK and then be allowed to drive in Belgium?

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    Probably not, but maybe you can take the test in English in Belgium? In some countries this is possible. There's anyway a rather limited vocabulary to understand during the test, I'd expect you can learn sufficient French for this purpose without too much difficulty...
    – gerrit
    Jun 17 '19 at 13:20
  • I recently took the test in California. Although I took it in the default language, English, the knowledge test is available in many languages. See languages Jun 17 '19 at 14:17
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    According to angloinfo.com/how-to/belgium/transport/driving-licences/… and goca.be/fr/p/pc-interpretes you can have an accredited translator present during the Belgian theory test (it says nothing about the practical test)
    – Owain
    Jun 17 '19 at 14:25

No. You can only apply for or renew a UK driving licence if you are resident in the UK. Furthermore, the DVLA requires proof of immigration status when you apply for a driving licence, if you are not from the UK/EEA/Switzerland. Since you won't have this, it is impossible for you to get a provisional licence.


I...live in Belgium.... Can I take the driving license tests in the UK...?

No. Like most jurisdictions, the UK grants driving licenses only to residents of the UK. This is such a fundamental assumption that the government's public information pages do not mention it explicitly, but if you start the process to apply for a provisional license, you will see that you cannot enter addresses outside the UK.

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