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The logic of the system is simple: In the EU, only the state where you reside is competent for driving license issues. As a rule, other member states — including the one where you originally obtained your license — should refuse to issue a (duplicate) license. It's sometimes possible to fall through the cracks depending on the kind of evidence required to ...


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Since I no longer plan to live in France, am I indeed obliged to change it into a French one? Your plans don't matter - the member state where you currently have normal residence does: DIRECTIVE 2006/126/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 20 December 2006 on driving licences (Recast) [...] Article 7 Issue, validity and renewal 1. ...


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