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In which languages can I take the theory exam for driving license in Germany?

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 ...
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Can I use my international driving license instead of a provisional one to pass a driving test?

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 ...
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Is there any way to get a new (not renew) US driver's license when living overseas?

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-...
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Ohio>Arizona>Germany>France driver's license conversion?

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:...
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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)

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 ...
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Exchanging an American driving license for a French one

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 ...
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Exchange from EU to UK driving licence: is it worth it? Will that make the insurance cheaper?

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 ...
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Can anyone tell if an EU driving licence has been exchanged from a non-EU country?

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 ...
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How long can a F-1 Student drive in the US with an Indian License in Maryland state

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 ...
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Is there any advantage to getting EU driver's license recognized in US?

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 ...
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US driving license when living overseas

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 ...
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In which languages can I take the theory exam for driving license in Germany?

@GaLa's answer contains all of the languages that are accepted when doing the test: Arabic Croatian English French German Greek Italian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Spanish Turkish However you ...
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How to renew European driving license in Finland?

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 ...
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Resources for European studying for California driver's license?

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 ...
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Resources for European studying for California driver's license?

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: ...
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Driving car in France on non-French driving license

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 ...
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Which Canadian provinces will do a direct swap with a Republic of Ireland driving licence?

I have found references for 3 Canadian provinces. Ontario seems to be the most clear. From Government of Ontario website: You can exchange an out-of-province licence for an Ontario licence, if you ...
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How cost-effective is getting a driving license as a PhD student in the US?

As Scott Earle says it's highly situational whether you need to drive or not. However, I must disagree with the rest of his answer. You do not need a driver's license for ID or proof of age, the DMV ...
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Can I drive in Germany with UK license even though I am not a UK permanent citizen?

Official advice from German Ministry of Transport In short: Your UK driving license is valid in Germany. German officials don't like it how some people get around the residency restrictions of the EU ...
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Whats the logic behind making a Foreign License valid only for the first Six months in Germany

Most countries have restrictions on how long foreigners can drive on their foreign-issued driving license before having to exchange it for a local one. This is mainly to benefit tourists, but is also ...
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Can I take the theory exam in English for driving license in Portugal?

According to this site, the exam is in Portuguese but you can get assistance from an interpreter. Here is an excerpt and the emphasis is mine: The theory test for a Category B licence contains 30 ...
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Indian license and learning permit in California

Assuming (as it sounds from your question) that you do not hold a valid driver license from your home country - your friend cannot sit beside you when you drive. The person sitting beside you must ...
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Getting a UK Provisional (learners) driving license, as a newly arrived EU Citizen?

Note: The following is valid for Great Britain and not Northern Ireland. The latter has a different process and different costs! The easiest way to obtain a provisional driving licence is to do it ...
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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. There's no difference between the two. ...
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What do I need to get a driver's license in France?

For driving schools, a common package includes unlimited self-study sessions for the theoretical exam, 20 one-hour driving lessons and the right to take the practical exam with the school's instructor....
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Migration italian driving license to uk driving license? What documentation i need for the car?

Your Italian licence is valid to drive in the UK until it expires. You can exchange it at any time for a UK licence, but this is not obligatory. You can see this at https://www.gov.uk/exchange-foreign-...
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Not having to surrender a German drivers license when getting a US license

Here is the relevant section of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation regulations that references the reciprocity agreement with Germany (emphasis mine): WHO NEEDS A PENNSYLVANIA DRIVER’S ...
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Do EU driving licence points count in the UK?

If you have a conviction in the last five years, you should answer "yes" regardless of whether the points are visible on your UK driving record. Otherwise, you run the risk of being denied coverage. ...
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How does the "must have had license for x years" requirement work when I renew or transfer my license?

I was not able to find information on the official site, but some people here mention that when they exchanged their licences for a UK one, the dates on the back of the licence reflected when they ...
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