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#1 03-09-09 19:44:04

pip
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From: norwich
Registered: 30-04-09
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driving licence

Hi all i have a friend who is Polish he has lived here for 4years has full Polish licence has now bought a car how long can he drive on this licence before he can exchange it for a British one.

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#2 03-09-09 20:38:48

binty1968
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Re: driving licence

Found this for u.....

European Community and European Economic Area
Licences issued in the European Community and European Economic Area make up two groups that are treated equally. The full list is:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Visitors
If you hold a valid community licence and are visiting GB, you can drive any vehicle if the full entitlement for that vehicle is shown on the licence.
Residents
If you have a valid community licence, this will allow you to drive in GB for the period set out below.Alternatively, you can exchange your licence for a British licence.

Provided your licence remains valid you may drive in GB:

Car, motorcycle driving licence holders (ordinary driving licence):

until aged 70 or for three years after becoming resident, whichever is the longer period
Lorry, minibus, bus driving licence holders (vocational driving licence):

until aged 45 or for five years after becoming resident, whichever is the longer period
if you are aged over 45 (but under 65) until your 66th birthday or for five years after becoming resident, whichever is the shorter period
if you are aged 65 or over for 12 months after becoming resident
In order to continue driving after these periods, you must get a British driving licence.

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#3 03-09-09 20:52:31

pip
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From: norwich
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Re: driving licence

hi Binty1968
    many thanks for your quick reply i will print this out for him
  Pip

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#4 22-12-09 08:08:39

ExAdiNigel
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From: Plymouth, Devon
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Re: driving licence

The more relevant link would be to the DVLA - www.dvla.gov.uk

Nigel


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#5 22-12-09 08:18:30

KevB
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Re: driving licence

or you could just say, he can drive until he is 70 on his Polish EU licence,provided it remains in force and has his correct details on it (valid photo and address) or he can exchange it for a GB EU licence.

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#6 28-12-09 23:33:20

Doug
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Re: driving licence

If he is resident here now, then he MUST exchange licence for UK one as it is an offence not to change the ADDRESS on the licence. (£1000 fine isnt it?)

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#7 28-12-09 23:53:21

Pilgrim
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Re: driving licence

Hi Doug

Sorry the Polish License is valid under EU Law as mentioned.

The only drawback is that if an European License holder breaks our laws they can't be given pionts so they will be given a large fine. Also there details will be recorded on the PNC. It is possible for an european to be banned in this county.

Tony


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