Questions tagged [driving-license]

Questions about a government or state-issued license giving the owner permission to drive a motorvehicle on public roads.

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Is an “International Driving Permit” from the AAA in United States valid in Bulgaria?

Has anybody used an International Driving Permit (IDP) issued by the AAA in the US for car rental in Bulgaria?
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Renew California drivers license after expiration: Does it make a difference if I have the (expired) card or not?

I have the following situation: Lived in California for 7 years under F-1 visa and had DL (+RealID). My current ID expires in Aug. I "temporarily" moved to Canada for about a year. I will come back ...
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How does foreign drivers license exchange work in Quebec?

I have read everything I could find but I did not find answers to the most important question: How does the exchange work PHYSICALLY? (Note: my DL is from one of the countries with a reciprocal ...
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Replacing a long lost UK driving license while not living in the UK

When I tried https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-to-replace-a-driving-license to obtain a replacement UK licence, I ran aground straight away as I am not living in the UK. Is there any way I can get a ...
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Validity of Czech driving license for a non-EU national when moving to another EU country

My Bolivian partner currently lives in Czechia through a work Visa and they have a Czechia-issued, European driving license. Now they are thinking of moving to France and they are studying to take ...
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Exchanging UK License for German License (but with a twist)

I currently hold a UK Driving License but am living in the US, and I am looking to move to Germany. The issue I have is that the UK license card I seem to have is an older card, which does not have ...
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Driving in UK on a non-UK/EU licence

I recently came to work in the UK on a Tier 2 visa, and I've got my Biometric Residence Permit. I hold a driver's license from a non-EU country, so I'm only allowed to drive in the UK for 1 year. The ...
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Learning to drive in Israel

How does one go about learning for a theory test in Israel? Are there any government-approved books in English?
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Traded in my German drivers license for the US ID card. How do I get it back?

We moved to Portland, Oregon 7 years ago and I had to trade in my German drivers license in order to get my Oregon ID Card, after passing the test. We are now moving back to Europe (Portugal) this ...
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Renting and driving in UK with Left Hand driving licence

I hold a LHD driving licence living outside UK; can i rent and drive in UK with Left Hand driving licence?
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expat car hire in uk

Hi There I would be very grateful for any help here. I have been living out of the Uk for 13 years. I have the paper license which is valid for a long time but the plastic ID card is out of date. I ...
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Exchange NZ drivers licence for a UK licence

Does anyone know if you can exchange a New Zealand learners license for the UK equivalent and what that would be? TIA
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non-US citizens on foreign driver licenses

It is sometimes stated that non-US citizens can drive up to one-year on their foreign country license (as long as that country is part of the Geneva Compact), the one-year date being computed from the ...
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Why does my new California drivers license say “LIMITED-TERM”?

I am student on F1 visa since 2012. I got my California drivers license 2013, valid for 5 years. After 5 years I applied for the Real ID card. Although my visa was valid for another 5 years (until ...
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Moving out of UK - driving my EU registered car

I am currently UK resident, but I will be leaving the country soon. I have quite a lot of stuff I want to move with me. Being UK resident, I am not allowed to drive foreign registered car in UK. Which ...
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I'm not French and I can't drive. Can I learn how to drive in France?

I was born in Brazil, and recently moved to France, where I will live for about two and a half years. Due to time issues, I wasn't able to go to a driving school in Brazil and obtain my driving ...
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Getting (motorcycle) driver's license as a foreigner in Japan?

I am Indian have International Driving Permit (IDP) which is valid only for one year (8 months remaining).I would like to know about procedure of getting a motorcycle license in JAPAN. I will live ...
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Is it possible to take the driving license test in English in Belgium?

I am a Pakistani living in Belgium. I am planning to apply for a driving licence but I can't speak Dutch or French. I can speak English; can I take the driving license test in English in Belgium?
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USA (Texas) Driving License for new immmigrant. Can i exchange my UAE Driving License with US one?

I am new immigrant to USA - Texas. I have valid UAE driving License, is it possible to exchange it with US DL ? otherwise will UAE driving License help me in getting US one?
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Maintaining California Drivers License while living abroad

I recently moved out of the US (California) and plan to live in India for 2 years. I have a California business and residential property in California and will continue to pay California income and ...
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I'm in USA with a F1 visa. Can I drive in the UK with my MA Driver's License?

I am in the USA on a F1 visa. I also have a MA Driver's License slash Real ID. I am visiting the UK later this month to attend a conference. A friend (in UK) advised I should get some additional ...
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Exchanging EU License for UK - what happens to start date and no claims?

I've lived in the UK for five and a half years and am buying a motorcycle. I wondering if it makes sense to exchange my German driving license for a UK one to save on insurance. Currently I can ...
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UK driving licence [duplicate]

My Problem: I had a UK driving licence (year 2000) and travelled a lot since ( Europe) so no UK address, now I lost my licence and I am kind of homeless. How can I get my UK driving licence without ...
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Exchange full NZ bike licence to UK and get tricycle

My brother exchanged his NZ licence and received a UK licence that only allows him to ride a tricycle. I had an identical licence and exchanged mine for a full UK bike licence. Apart from having to ...
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Obtaining a replacement UK driving licence

I currently live overseas and have done so since 2010. I previously held a UK driving license, but have somehow managed to mislay it. Can you advise how I can get a replacement. Thank you.
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How long can a F-1 Student drive in the US with an Indian License in Maryland state

I have encountered the police officer, who charged me with 1M00JJH with Article TA-16-101(a1). Which states that I was driving without required license and authorization. I came to the United States ...
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International driving permit and driver's license at Ontario, Canada

I currently don't have any driver's license. I'm moving to Ontario soon, and I'll probably want one. I'm wondering whether to get one in my current country, before moving to Canada, or to do it after ...
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Does an international driving license still work in Germany after 6 months of residence?

My friend, who's not from the EU, has gotten an IDP (International Driving Permit) together with his driving license from his home country. Up to six months in Germany, he can use his driving ...
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Practise driving in the UK as a learner

I recently took my driving test and failed on a very silly mistake. I was thinking about it and the only way to get around that is the drive more often on the road. My instructor has only a fixed pre-...
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Should I get an Italian driving license / type of visa?

I am a British citizen and am UK Tax resident. I have had a holiday home in Italy for 16 years (spend approximately 120 days a year there). I have an Italian registered car which is taxed etc. in ...
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Renewing US driving license while living in UK (I still have a US address BUT no UK license)

I have been living in the UK on a long-term basis (married to a Brit) but regularly return to Connecticut to visit family, etc. My license is up for renewal next month--I was told I could do this ...
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Can I renew a driver's licence online ( can I send a photo via email?) in Texas?

The problem is the following. I need to change my driver's license photo, is there still a way to get it done online or I have to fly back to U.S? Can I send them a photo via email or something?
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Renew NY drivers license from abroad [duplicate]

I am an expat living in Madrid, My legal residence is in Spain can I renew my NYS drivers license or do I have to be a legal residence of NY to renew my drivers license?
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Illinois drivers license to French permis de conduire

My son Joseph received his Illinois drivers license 18 months ago. Since he has double nationality French/USA, he applied to exchange his Illinois permit for a French permis de conduire. We received ...
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Exchanging a New Zealand driver's licence for a UK manual car drivers license?

The process for exchanging a NZ drivers license for a UK one seems straight forward. But, how do I go about getting a UK drivers license with being allowed to drive a manual transmission car? It ...
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Exchange limited validity Australian license for UK license

My Australian driving license is valid until April 2019. I have been resident in the UK since Sept 2017. I would like to exchange my Australian DL for a UK DL. Would the fact that my Australian ...
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Exchanging an EU driving licence for a UK when the EU licence was obtained by exchanging from an “accession” country

I'm resident in the UK and have been for around 1 year, moved here from EU (Belgium) and currently driving in the UK with a UK registered car, insurance etc on the Belgium licence (declared as EU ...
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Uk licence / no uk registered address

Have uk driving licence moving to france...when my house sold I wont have a uk address ..is my licence valid to drive on last known address? ..in the interim whilst I get new address ?
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Can I exchange a UK for a DE license when my UK license is not yet about to expire?

I have a UK driving license that is valid until 2027. The license indicates that I originally passed my test in The Netherlands. Normally, EU licenses are not exchanged before they expire (source). ...
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Lost my EU license and need to replace with UK license - help

In a manic dash across a train station in London, I lost my wallet which included my EU driving license (issued in Portugal). Since I'm a UK resident, I need to replace the lost license with the UK ...
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Can anyone tell if an EU driving licence has been exchanged from a non-EU country?

Once you have exchanged (converted) a non-EU driving license (before 1993) to a French driving license, can anyone tell if it has been exchanged? Can you then exchange with another EU country's ...
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Texas Drivers license, no residence in Texas [duplicate]

I lived in Texas and moved to Germany. I am tired of using the addresses of various friends (who keep moving) for my license. Is there a way to have a Texas drivers license while living abroad with no ...
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Using International Driving license in Spain, while having residence Permit from Germany

I am a Student from Indonesia, and currently studying in Germany. On March I am going to travel to Spain, and planning to rent a car there. I have a valid International Driving License and Indonesian ...
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Drive in the UK on Indian licence

I moved to UK exactly 12 months ago for work reasons on a Tier 2 General visa and the government website tells me that I can drive for 12 months since I became a resident. How is the resident part ...
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Is the validity of a foreign driving license for a new UK resident 12 months from issue of RP or arrival?

If you get your provisional license during that first 12 months, you are not required to show L-plates during that first 12 months (the time that your foreign licence is still valid). You also don't ...
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Visa status and limited term driver's license in NJ

I just surrendered my NY license and received a NJ one but found that it's limited term only valid for one year although my visa status is indicated as valid until 2023. I was wondering if this is a ...
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Valid out-of-state DMV driver's license but class 7, moving from British Columbia to Washington

I just moved to Seattle from British Columbia, Canada and I have my class 7 license. According to dmv.com, "If you have a valid out-of-state DMV driver’s license, you will not be required to pass any ...
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I still have not heard back from German Driving License Authority on converting my Canadian license and it's been 4 months!

I attended an appointment in May at the Burgeramt in Berlin and submitted all information of my Canadian license for conversion to a German License under the mutual agreement. I submitted all ...
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When is an E-3 visa holder considered a resident?

In California, residents have to obtain a driver's permit within 10 days of becoming a resident. For an E-3 visa holder, does this 10 days begin when the plane lands, the day that they begin working, ...