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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Can you renew an Illinois driving license when you stay outside of US?

Can you renew an Illinois driving license when you stay outside of US ? I have a local Illinois mailing address and own a house which is rented out. I can come back and renew but not sure if I can/...
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How to get US drivers license when returning to US from living abroad

I am a US citizen who has been living in the UK for the past 6 years. Immediately prior to moving abroad I had a PA state drivers license, but it has long expired. Prior to that I had MA and ME state ...
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British Citizen, US Driving License, can I drive for 12 months in UK?

Okay so I moved to North America with my wife two years ago and learned to drive pretty much straight away. I only have a provisional license in the UK as I gave up when I realized we were moving. ...
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Which Canadian provinces will do a direct swap with a Republic of Ireland driving licence?

I have read online that some provinces in Canada allow a direct swap of a Republic of Ireland driving licence for a licence for that province (maybe Ontario and Saskatchewan). This is a fairly new ...
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US driving license when living overseas [duplicate]

I have been living overseas for a few years. How do I keep my US driver's license without a US address since I won't be able to prove residency in any state?
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What do I need to get a driver's license in France?

This is related to my previous question. Assume the following (for the moment hypothetical) situation: I do not have any valid driver's license at the moment, but I do know how to drive I just moved ...
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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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Can I pass my UK driver's licence with my EU (French) passport?

I have lived in London for 5 years now. My passport is French, can I still pass my theory and practical test here? It mentions needing a valid UK passport or other form of ID. I just want to make sure ...
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How to get a Chinese motorcycle driver's license with 1 year (90 days entry) visa? [closed]

I don't have any licence currently, because I lost mine. How can I get driving a gas scooter ASAP? I don't mind "quick" way. I heard there are options to buy a set on taobao - plates, licence and ...
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I'm a US citizen and I reside in the UK, how do I get my Drivers License in UK? [closed]

So I live in the UK with my British husband and I need to get my license, but I only have a passport?
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Renew US licence while I am in India, as travelling to US in few days [closed]

Am going to Dellas, US on 13th Jan 2015. But my Driving Licence of US has expired on 6th Jan 2015. How can I renew it and how long it will take for renewal? Can I use this licence till the time I get ...
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Exchanging a Hong Kong driver's licence for a UK one?

I know that a Hong Kong driving license can be exchanged to a UK license if you came to the UK no more than 5 years. My question is that, if I have been living in the UK in the last 10 years and ...
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International driving permit validity after residency

I have a fairly specific question regarding my international driving permit that I picked up at AAA. My family and I recently moved to Spain for my job. Shortly after arriving we received our Spanish ...
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Driving car in France on non-French driving license

I have been in France for 6 months, 3 months as tourist and now for next 3 months onward as a French resident (5 year titre de sejour). I am non-EU citizen and I carry Dubai, UAE driving license which ...
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Exchange from EU to UK driving licence: is it worth it? Will that make the insurance cheaper?

I'm an UK resident and thinking about buying car and of course insure it. I have an EU driving licence. In terms of insurance, will that have a negative impact? Should I exchange it for a UK licence?
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How can I get driving licence in New Zealand on EU licence?

I go to New Zealand for 2 years. I need to get driving licence for travel and work. How can I get driving licence and what are costs and restrictions. I will go in January.
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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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Driver's license confusion

I am on F1 visa and currently on OPT. My OPT ends in Dec 2014. I have my H1B approved and it starts from Oct 2014. My driver's license expired on 31 Aug 2014. When I went to the BMV (Bureau of Motor ...
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Can I get a temporary US driver's license from within Japan? [closed]

I'm trying to go to the US, and I will only be there for 6 days. I want to be able to drive while I'm there. Can I get a temporary license?
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Is a Turkish driving license required as a foreign national to drive in Turkey long term?

I am a US citizen with a (class B-P2 commercial) drivers license. I also have a valid IDP card to go with it, which I understand is not strictly required in Turkey but always nice to have when abroad ...
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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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Driver's license, UK, change of address

In a word, what is (really) required in practice, when changing address for a UK driver's license? Consider, say, the situation where in the UK you are (genuinely) "living at a friend's house," or ...
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Getting driver license in Washington, moving from Canada (BC) on class 7?

I live in British Columbia (BC) and I have class 7 license. I am moving to Seattle on a TN visa and I'm wondering if I can also exchange the class 7 license for the full Washington license without ...
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Resources for European studying for California driver's license?

I'm interested in resources that I can use to study for California driver's license theoretical exam on my own. However, since I've already have a European one, I'd like to find some resource that ...
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Can I take the theory exam in English for driving license in Portugal?

Can I take the theory exam in English for driving license in Portugal?
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How to renew European driving license in Finland?

I am from Spain and currently living in Finland. I would guess that renewing the driving license should be fairly simple as it is valid through Europe without any trouble. Though, I wonder what is the ...
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What might happen if one continues driving with a foreign license beyond the grace period?

Most (all?) legislations require that people moving in from other legislations need to exchange their driving license if they wish to continue driving. Ontario is no exception. Suppose somebody is ...
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Using EU driver's license in California during first days of H1B?

Late September I'll be arriving to San Francisco on my H1B visa. I intend to get California driver's license, but I expect that might take some time. Is there a period after arrival during which I ...
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Can you drive in California with Indian License?

I am going to be in California for 9 months as an exchange student (J1 visa). I hold a valid Indian driving license. Can I drive using my indian license or do I need to get my International Driving ...
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What happens if I fail the G2 road test with 2+ years of foreign experience?

With 2+ years of foreign driving experience, new residents of Ontario with licenses ineligible for direct exchange (such as a license from The Netherlands), can skip the graduated licensing system and ...
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Is it possible to get a Chinese driver's license, when on a Chinese Q2 visa?

I have a Q2 Chinese multi entry visa, is it possible to get a driver's license with this kind of visa? I don't have and I will not ask a residence permit, but the visa validity is 1 year so I will ...
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Is it possible for a non-resident US citizen to get a new driver's license in the US?

I am a US citizen living in Japan. I never had a driver's license in the US prior to coming to Japan, and I do not currently hold a license from any country (including Japan, US, and anywhere else). I ...
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Ohio>Arizona>Germany>France driver's license conversion?

I originally took my driving test in Ohio at the age of 16 and received an Ohio license. While I was in college in Arizona, I converted that license to an Arizona one. Last year, I converted the ...
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My Polish driver's license was issued 10 years ago, is it valid in EU?

I've got a Polish driver's license, it's older style, so it has unlimited validity. I'm supposed to exchange that for a newer one, with 15 years validity, but officially I have until 2033 to do that. ...
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Exchanging an American driving license for a French one

A friend of mine is a dual US / UK citizen, but did his driving test in the USA so holds an Ohio driving license. He has been living for some time now in France. Recently, he's been finding some ...
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Indian license and learning permit in California

I have a car and have given the written test in California. So ideally I know that I can drive with one person with a permanent license with me. I wanted to ask whether my friend from India who has ...
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Getting a UK Provisional (learners) driving license, as a newly arrived EU Citizen?

From the Can I drive with my EU driving license in United Kingdom? question, we know that a newly arrived EU citizen with an EU country issued full driving license is fine to drive on it in the UK. ...
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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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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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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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Is there any advantage to getting EU driver's license recognized in US?

Allegedly having European driver's license recognized in US is a lengthy and complicated process. On the other hand getting new license at DMV is trivial. Is there any practical advantage of the ...
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In Ontario, how is “Licensed driving experience” defined for people moving from outside Canada?

According to The official [Ministry of Transportation] Driving Handbook, section on drivers from other countries for Ontario, rules for waiving of mandatory waiting periods depend whether an applicant ...
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Exactly how much highway driving experience do I need for the “Declaration of Highway Driving Experience”?

I have a Dutch driving license, and to get an Ontario, Canada license, I can go straight to the G2 road test. Among the requirements is that I need to complete and sign a “Declaration of Highway ...
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I'm in the US on an F-1 visa. Can I drive with my Italian driving license?

I have been living in Chicago for a couple of years (not continuous) on an F-1 visa. I have not needed a car so far, so I never got an Illinois driving license, but I'll be moving to California soon, ...
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Is one EU country's driver's license valid in another EU country?

At first I thought it should be! But I've heard this is only applicable if you are on holidays. Once you move your residency to another EU country (e.g. Austrian citizen moves to live in Portugal), ...
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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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Is there a faster way of renewing my Italian driver's license as a UK expat?

I discovered that my Italian drivers license has expired. I need to renew it but I'm an expat in the UK: The Italian Driver License agency won't touch my license with a 10-foot-pole The English DVLA ...
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How to transfer Alabama (USA) driver's license to a Northern Territory (AU) driver's license?

I have recently emigrated to Australia as a PR. Am I eligible to drive upon arrival in Australia and can I transfer my driver's license from Alabama to Northern Territory?
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How to transfer a New Zealand driver's license for a Victorian state license in Australia?

When you move to Australia as a New Zealand citizen, you're allowed to drive for a while on your NZ license (time depends on state). In Victoria, how do you change to an Australian license?
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How long can you live+drive in France before you have to change your EU driving license?

If you move to France, and hold a driving license from another EU country, how long can you drive in France on your existing license? Related - when that time is up, what is the process you then have ...