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According to this official answer from the ministry for economic affairs, work and transport of Lower Saxony to a question by a local MP, the exam has to be offered in 11 languages: Abweichend davon kann die Prüfung auch in folgenden 11 Fremdsprachen abgelegt werden: Englisch, Französisch, Griechisch, Italienisch, Kroatisch, Polnisch, Portugiesisch, ...


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According to PennDOT this cannot be done legally: Act 152 of 2002 prohibits PennDOT from issuing or renewing driver license products for any person who is not a resident of the Commonwealth. As you live abroad you are not a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


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According to Appendix 7 of the German driving license regulations (Fahrerlaubnisverordnung), you can take the theoretical examination in German, English, French, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Croatian, Spanish, or Turkish.


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If you're visiting for more than 3 months and plan to rent a car once in a while, you have to have an International Driver's Permit to go along with your Dutch license: If you will be visiting from another country for more than 3 months, you will need an International Driver's Permit (IDP) from your own country. This is a special licence that allows ...


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But I can't use that license in the US because I have to use my US passport when I enter the US. You can and should use that driver's license to drive in the US. All states generally allow out-of-state temporary visitors to drive using a driver's license issued by the place (another state or foreign country) where the person resides (which for you is ...


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In the EU, the basic rules are actually pretty simple: Your country of residence is responsible for every license-related formalities (renewal when the license expires, replacement in case of theft, etc.) and must in any case recognize a license issued by another EU country. Additionally, you cannot (in principle) hold licenses from several EU countries or ...


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You'll need a provisional license. At gov.uk there's a tool for driving in Great Britian with a foreign license. Assuming that your license is not from a small number of specific countries, the end result is: You can drive in Great Britain on your full, valid driving licence for 12 months from when you became resident After 12 months you’ll need to apply ...


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I had a resolution to this matter a few months ago, so I thought I'd post the answer. The short answer: it is possible to use the original license state as the source of reciprocity. The long version: When checking with the prefecture I learned that 3 out of 4 employees (literally) did not know the rule regarding licenses transferred to the EU. Those 3 told ...


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Not in Pennsylvania, but in NY I had the same issue. I simply renewed when I was in town visiting family. It's generally easier to just get a driver's license in the country you are in and drive with that when back in the states, foreign drivers' licenses are honored, and you can rent cars with them no problem.


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Yes. Actually, if the "Verkehrszentralregister" (the formal name of that well-known entity in Flensburg) issues an order to prohibit you from driving on German roads once you have reached a threshold of points, they might even inform your country of residence to collect your driving license and place a note there that you are prohibited from driving in ...


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Since the license is from outside the EU, EU law does not specify exactly what the rules are so there might be differences from one country to the other within the EU. Being an EU citizen does not make much difference either. Worse, for US licenses, agreements are on a state-by-state basis, some licenses can be exchanged, other cannot. Fortunately, Ohio is ...


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Driver licenses are to be used for driving a vehicle where you live. Therefore, there is no such thing as a US driver license that you can use in the country where you live. Typically, you need to exchange whatever driver license you have for a local one and in some cases you may have to take the test again. As indicated in the comments, unless you are ...


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Insurance companies can decide what to penalise or not. The best way to figure out what your quote would be whether you have a full UK or just a full EEA licence is to get a quote for both of them and compare the prices. As I had the same question in mind as well I did check a few (usually cheap) insurance companies about their price by checking how much it ...


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Yes, normally they can tell that the license is exchanged because there is a mention at the back, on the bottom part, (at the very least, for the new, credit-card format licenses) with a code indicating the country that originally issued the license. It looks a bit like this on my exchaned French license (my own picture, I deleted out some details, but I ...


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In California you can drive with out-of-state license if you're not a resident. If you're moving to CA for a prolonged period of time, you may be required to get a CA license. Out-of-state can also be out-of-country if its an international license (I believe all the EU licenses are, but check at the DMV web site). I can assure you, if you can drive in Italy,...


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Yes, your EU driver's license is generally valid in other EU countries, even if you become a resident. There a few exceptions/caveats: It's only true if you passed the exam in an EU country to begin with. If you obtained your EU license in exchange for a non-EU license, then it might not be recognized by other EU countries. They will know about these types ...


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The majority of the laws and signs will be very similar on mainland Europe, as the traffic laws were somewhat standardized in the last century. That said there might be slight differences. There are a few pages where you can check some of the differences: Probably your best bet is the widget by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which contains links for ...


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Each country has a list of countries (or states, provinces) that they have a reciprocal agreement with. With these agreements, it's often possible to skip the practical test, sometimes the written test as well, if you exchange your license that is from a country on the list. The French Embassy in Washington DC has a list of the US states that have ...


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According to the Gov.UK website, as an EU national: You can drive in Great Britain on your full, valid driving licence until you’re 70, or for 3 years after becoming resident in Great Britain, whichever is longer The exception to this is if you got your EU licence by exchanging your non-EU licence. In that case you can only use it for the first 12 ...


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I'm assuming by "recognized" you mean accepted as a license suitable for exchange for a local license (in other words, to skip the learner license process and some tests). Whether a foreign license is recognized for exchange or not depends on the state, and on the foreign country involved. Each state has different reciprocal agreements (usually none at ...


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It appears that, provided you return for at least one night every five years and maintain a private mailbox in the state, South Dakota will happily consider you a resident and issue you a driver license. A number of companies, such as America's Mailbox, offer combined hotel and PMB services for exactly this purpose. These services are commonly used by people ...


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Whoever told you that you would have a year's use of your Indian license was wrong. Driver's license eligibility is controlled by each individual state. Maryland DMV ("MVA") says that a new Maryland resident must obtain a Maryland drivers license within 60 days. (Here's a link to the Maryland MVA's FAQ) The MVA's view of whether you're a Maryland resident ...


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You can keep your own license as long as it is valid or the validity period in your new country of residence (what ever comes first). When you have to renew you license, you have to renew it the country of residence. Full details of the EU license see the following link. Excerpt: If you move to another country, you can drive there with your current ...


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You can drive with your EU license until it expires (and therefore needs to be renewed) or until you commit a driving offense, in particular one that would result, under French law, in the cancellation or suspension of your license (at which point you might have to get a French license only to surrender it). Until recently, France issued driving licenses ...


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According to the Department of Transport: A person may use their interstate or overseas issued driver licence to drive in the NT for a period of up to 3 months. After this time you must hold a Northern Territory issued driver licence. That page also describes what is required to transfer an overseas licence. Briefly, you must: provide a valid and ...


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@GaLa's answer contains all of the languages that are accepted when doing the test: Croatian English French German Greek Italian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Spanish Turkish However you can buy the teaching material in the following additional languages. You won't be able to take the test in these languages however. Albanian Arabic Afghan (Dari) ...


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There are two options: You go back to Spain, and renew your licence there. You exchange your Spanish licence to a Finnish one I don't know the Spanish rules, but you might need to be a resident in Spain to renew your licence, so this might not be a good option for you. For the alternative, you have to apply for an exchange licence at your local police ...


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The best resource is the CA Driver's Handbook on the DMV site. While most of the rules are generally similar, almost all the areas have subtle differences. Instead of trying to remember your home country rules and the CA differences, it will be much more efficient to just learn the CA rules.


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I asked a pretty similar question as I was surprised we could sometimes turn on red in the US (major offense in France) and wanted to find some good resources that would just give the differences: What are the differences between French road signs and American road signs?. Comments and answers pointed me to three useful resources: What are the main ...


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According to service-public.fr, you can drive for up to a year with your non-EU license (the page suggests you need a translation or “international driving permit” as well) and you can exchange it for a French one within one year of arriving in France (i.e. less than one year after the beginning of the validity of your first titre de séjour). Beware: Non-EU ...


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