Do I need to change my EU driving Licence in UK?

Do I need to change my EU driving Licence in UK?

EU licence-holders living in the UK can continue to use their licence if it is valid, subject to UK licence renewal requirements. This means an EU licence must be changed to a UK licence at the age of 70, or three years after the driver becomes resident, whichever is later.

How much does it cost to change EU driving Licence to UK?

To exchange your license, the process is pretty simple. You will need to complete an application form. This is available online at or via most post offices. Return it to the DVLA along with your license and the standard £50 fee for exchanging licenses.

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

EU driving licence in UK: Your licence will expire when you turn 70, but if you’re 67 or over when you become a UK resident you can drive for three years.

How do I exchange my German driving Licence in the UK?

What do you need to do to exchange your licence?

  1. To apply, contact the “Fahrerlaubnisbehörde” (driver licencing authority) in your local Stadt or Kreis.
  2. You will be charged a fee.
  3. You may need to provide a notarised translation of your UK licence.

Can I drive in Spain after Brexit?

You will need an IDP to drive in Spain after Brexit if you have: a paper driving licence. a licence issued in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man.

Do I have to exchange my EU Licence?

Exchange applications If your EU/ EEA driving licence remains valid, you are not required to exchange it at this time. You may continue to drive until your licence expires. An EU/ EEA driving licence may be exchanged even if it has expired.

Can I still drive in Europe after Brexit?

Yes, most UK drivers are still able to use their normal driving licence to drive in EU countries. There are some exceptions and what is called an International Driving Permit (IDP) may be needed.

Will my EU driving licence be valid after Brexit?

Drivers will not need an IDP to continue driving in the UK after Brexit. All you will need to carry is your EU/EEA driving licence. You must, however, ensure that you have suitable insurance cover in the UK.

Can I renew my UK driving licence if I move abroad?

Driving licence exchange and rules for drivers living in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you move to an EU country or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you will not be able to renew your driving licence in the UK.

Can I renew my driving licence online with DVLA?

Renew your driving licence online with DVLA if you have a valid UK passport. There’s a different way to renew your licence if you’re 70 or over and renew a 5-year bus or lorry licence.

When did the EU driving licence change come into force?

The change in law came into force on 11 January 2013. Driving licences issued by countries in the European Union and three other countries in the European Economic Area are treated equally. Drivers from the following countries are able to exchange their driving licences for a British licence:

When can I exchange my UK driving licence for a Danish licence?

If your UK or Gibraltar licence was issued on or after 1 January 2021, you can only exchange a Category B licence without having to take a test. You must do this within 180 days of taking up residency in Denmark.

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