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 “International Driving Permit” from AAA in US valid in Bulgaria?

Has anybody used International Driving Permit (IDP) issued by AAA in the US for car rental in Bulgaria?
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Getting UK driving licence after moving to Germany

I'm an EU national who has lived in UK for more that 5 years (enough to be a resident, but not a citizen). I have moved to Germany a month ago and started a new job. A couple of months before moving ...
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Leaving Australia but still have a driver's license … with an incorrect address?

When you move house in Australia, you have to let (well in Victoria State) VicRoads know your new address within weeks, or face a fine. However, I'm looking to either go travelling for a few months, ...
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Obtaining China Driver's License with Other Country's Expired License

This answer lists out the requirements for a Chinese driver's license saying: You will need your ... driver's license from your country in original and copy Does it matter if said license is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use my international driving license instead of a provisional one to pass a driving test?

I hold my foreign international license which I still can use to drive within the UK (i.e. less than 12 months has passed). Now I am going to obtain full UK license. Can I go through the whole ...
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Waiting time to receive German license

I went to the Buergeramt 6+ weeks ago and jumped through the hoops to convert my U.S. license to a German one. Can anyone who's gone through that tell me how long it took for their German license to ...
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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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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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Getting a driver's license in France as a foreigner

I currently live in the US and I am moving to France. I learned to drive in the US but I am not an American citizen. This means that currently I only have an American driver's license (the only one ...
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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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What reasons are there to exchange an EU driving licence to a UK/GB one?

As I understand, it is legal to drive in the United Kingdom with an EU/EEA licence until you are 70 years old, with no residence time limit. Are there reasons to exchange it to a GB license anyway? I ...
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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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Procedure for exchanging a foreign driving license in Berlin

I hope to have answer for my quetion. I will move to live in Berlin with my husband. I have a Tunisian driving license so i need to know: How and where can I exchange my license? What are the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I renew a USA drivers license if I am as US citizen living abroad with no state address (last address Texas)

I have looked at the government websites (state.tx.us/DriverLicense/nonmilitaryrenewal.htm) and seen the requirements but as a US citizen who has passed their drivers test, why is there no standard US ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Not having to surrender a German drivers license when getting a US license

From what I learned, I can get a Pennsylvania driver’s license without further tests (besides) vision, given that I have a German license, due to a reciprocal agreement between Pennsylvania and ...
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Can I get a translation of a Japanese driver's license while in Germany?

I received a Japanese driver's license while living in Japan (conversion of my US license) but my US license has since expired. I would like to drive some while traveling in the future. I am now ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...