Question: Can I Drive In Europe With A UK License?

Do I need an international driver’s license in UK?

These days, you may need an International Driving Permit or IDP.

If you have a valid driving licence from your own country, you can drive in the UK for up 12 months.

You may not need an IDP but as they are easy to obtain, it might be a good idea to get one anyway..

Can you have a UK driving Licence If you live abroad?

You need to get a local driving licence if you move abroad. Check with the driving licence authorities there to find out how to apply. In some countries you can exchange your UK licence without taking another driving test.

Can I transfer my driving license to 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.

What countries can you drive in with a UK Licence?

UK drivers are able to take to the roads with their native licence in Sweden, Italy and Spain, without having to jump through any further regulatory hoops. In Finland, Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand, a British licence is nearly as useful, being valid for 12 months, which will more than suit anyone going on holiday.

How long can you drive in the UK on an EU Licence?

3 yearsIf you are an EU citizen living in the UK you can drive on your EU or EEA car or motorcycle driving licence until you are 70. If you are 68 or over when you become resident, you can drive for 3 years. After this time, you must apply for a UK driving licence. You cannot drive if your licence expires.

How do I get an international driving Licence UK?

You can get IDPs over the counter at the Post Office. You might need one for each country you’re visiting. Do not apply for an IDP if you’re moving abroad. You’ll need to either exchange your UK licence or apply for a new one in the country you’re moving to.

Can a foreigner learn to drive in UK?

In order to drive in the UK, you need to be over the age of 17, and have a valid licence to drive motorised vehicles on any public roads. … Only residents can apply for a UK driving licence, so foreign nationals are reauired to prove they have been living in the country 185 days within the past 12 months.

Can I have 2 drivers licenses from different countries?

Foreign license: If you lived in a foreign country or go back and forth on a regular basis you may have both a U.S. license and one from your home country.

Can you drive in Europe with UK insurance?

Driving in the European Union ( EU ) All UK vehicle insurance provides the minimum third party cover to drive in EU countries. Check with your insurer if your policy has extra cover for things like theft or damage to your car abroad.

Can you have 2 driving Licences UK?

In the UK it is not possible to apply for a licence if you already hold another licence. However, it’s currently not an offence to hold more than one licence more generally. To comply with the Directive, we need to change the law to stop drivers holding more than one EU/EEA driving licence.