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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When Does the 12 Months for Using My US License Start?

So, I came to the UK on a visitor visa in October of this year. But since COVID happened, we were allowed to apply for my spouse visa with me still in the country, so I didn't have to leave. We are ...
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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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My American license will expire in June 2020 but I am living in Berlin, Germany . Is there any way to renew it from abroad?

I am from California. I am living in Berlin at the moment.
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Are there stages sécurité routière conducted in English?

I need to undertake a "Stage de Sensibilisation à la Sécurité Routière" because of a traffic infraction, but my spoken French isn't very good. Given the number of driving schools around ...
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Whats the logic behind making a Foreign License valid only for the first Six months in Germany

I am an Indian National who has moved to Germany recently. I was entitled to drive a vehicle for the first 6 months of my stay with my Indian drivers license. But the same license with which I drove ...
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Israeli Class B Driving License - are small motorscooters covered?

I'm an American making Aliyah (permanent move / immigration) to Israel and planning to convert my driving license. I hold a "standard" license with no endorsements that allowed me (in my ...
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Can I use my NZ restricted drivers license in the UK?

Can I drive in the UK with my restricted NZ license? I have my EEA FP and am in the application process of getting my residency. I have not been here 185 days yet. Thanks for the help Sammy Jay Dawson
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Want to get German driver's license in Germany but original license is expired

I've been living in Germany for a few years as a permanent resident. Up to now I never bothered to get a German driver's license despite having one from Canada. I recently decided to finally to do it ...
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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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Learning to drive in Israel

How does one go about learning for a "driving theory" test in Israel (MIVCHAN THEORIA)? Are there any government-approved books in English?
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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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In which languages can I take the theory exam for driving license in Germany?

As far as I know it's possible to take the theory exam for your driving license in a foreign language, but I don't know in which languages. Does it cost more than the exam in German?
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How can I renew a New York driver license from outside the US?

Can I renew my New York driving license online. I am visiting the UK for a year right now, and it expires in 5 months. I do have my residence in New York. I have my US passport with me and my New York ...
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UK Provisional Driver's License on EEA FP Entry Clearance Visa

The requirements for UK Provisional Driver's License says: Residency You can only get a GB licence if you are normally and lawfully resident in Great Britain. To be normally resident you must usually ...
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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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Previous expats with expired Texas license

How does an expat from Ireland returning to work in Texas for a long-term project with a refinery, with an expired TX license, go about renewing or obtaining a current license? Does he have to go ...
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Can I hold a UK and EU driving license so that I can insure a car in the UK after moving to the EU?

I am moving from the UK to the Netherlands and will exchange my UK driving license for a Dutch one while we are still part of the EU. After Brexit, can I still claim entitlement to drive in the UK ...
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Will the transition from a non-exchangeable licence to a full UK one make car insurance premium skyrocket?

In the UK, driving licences initially obtained outside of the EEC and "Designated Countries" are valid only for 12 months after the beginning of residency. They are non-exchangeable [1]. ...
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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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Can I drive alone to the UK driving test with a valid international driving license?

My US license cannot be changed to the UK's, so I am in the process of obtaining the UK driver's license. I have the learner license and have passed the theory test. I have a valid US driver's license ...
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Canada: will my student visa still be valid after I finish my studies?

I am a Swiss citizen and I used to be a student in UBC, Vancouver, Canada. I finished my PhD recently and moved back to Switzerland. For various reasons, I need to get back to Vancouver at some point. ...
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What does a pre-addressed priority mail return envelope mean?

If I try to re-new my nys drivers license it says on this site How to renew a license - New York DMV the renewal notice we mailed you (MV-2) or if you don't have it, use the Application for Permit, ...
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UK Driving License

I hold a driving license from the outside of the UK which is not valid to exchange. At the same time, I already have an UK privisional license. Does it mean my foreigner license is not valid anymore? (...
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CA Real ID Expiration Date

I recently applied for my DL and my California state ID card. I chose my California State ID card to be made Real. Also, my Cal State ID arrived before my DL. Both my Cal State ID and DL expire on 03/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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