Is a Hong Kong driving licence valid in the UK?
You can drive in the UK for up to 12 months on a licence issued in a ‘designated country’ (Andorra, Australia, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Republic of North Macedonia, Singapore, South Africa.
How do I change my license to UK?
To exchange your license, the process is pretty simple. You will need to complete an application form. This is available online at www.direct.gov.uk/motoringforms or via most post offices. Return it to the DVLA along with your license and the standard £50 fee for exchanging licenses.
Which countries driving license can be exchanged in UK?
Drivers from the following countries are able to exchange their driving licences for a British licence: Andorra. Austria….DVLA also has reciprocal arrangements in place for the following countries:
- British Virgin Islands.
- Falkland Islands.
- Faroe Islands.
- Hong Kong.
Do I need to exchange my driving licence after Brexit?
If you’re between 45 and 65, you can drive on your licence until you’re 66, or for 5 years after becoming a UK resident—whichever is shorter. Then, you’ll need to exchange your licence. Finally, if you’re 66 or over, you’ll need to exchange their licence immediately.
Can I drive while my licence is being exchanged?
No. You must wait for DVLA to reissue you with a new driving licence before you can start driving again. My last licence entitled me to drive lorries/ buses.
Can I exchange Ukrainian driving licence in UK?
Whilst you are allowed to drive in Great Britain on your original licence, you can still exchange your foreign licence for a UK one at any time if you so wish. If the EU/EFTA licence that you currently hold was exchanged for a licence from a non-EU country then you’ll only be able to use it for 12 months.
How long can I use my international driving licence in the UK?
In short: International licence holders visiting the UK can drive on their valid foreign licence for up to 12 months from when they become resident. – If your licence is from the European Economic Area, you can use it until you turn 70 years old.
Can I drive while my license is being exchanged?
How long can you use a foreign driving licence in the UK?
Can you drive while exchanging license UK?
As soon as the DVLA receives your correct and complete application for a new licence and as long as you meet all the Section 88 criteria, you may drive. It is important that you are satisfied that the medical condition you have declared on your application does not stop you from driving.
Can a foreigner get a UK driving Licence?
Only residents can apply for a UK driving licence, so foreign nationals are required to prove they’ve been living in the country 185 days within the past 12 months.