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Old Dec 22nd 2017, 11:16 pm   #1
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Exclamation Transferring Canada Licence back to your previous UK one?

Anyone know the quickest way to do it? Seems a labyrinth on DVLA website.

You can just swap Canada license back to UK (your old driving license number)without any hassle right?

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Old Dec 23rd 2017, 12:26 am   #2
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Anyone know the quickest way to do it? Seems a labyrinth on DVLA website.

You can just swap Canada license back to UK (your old driving license number)without any hassle right?

Cheers,
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Yes. Pick up Form D1 from the Post Office, complete it for an exchange of your Canadian licence, but include your GB driving licence number in the relevant box. You'll then be sent a new GB photocard licence by post and your Canadian licence will be cancelled.
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Old Dec 23rd 2017, 12:50 am   #3
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Ok thankyou.
Just rethinking Is it worth it if its only for a year ? shame you can't use your canadian zipcar card here in uk .. unless your in oxford or London
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Ok thankyou.
Just rethinking Is it worth it if its only for a year ? shame you can't use your canadian zipcar card here in uk .. unless your in oxford or London
It would appear from the DVLA website that you may be able to drive for up to 12 months on your "Canadian" license.

Might be as well to double check though

https://www.gov.uk/driving-nongb-licence
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Ok thankyou.
Just rethinking Is it worth it if its only for a year ? shame you can't use your canadian zipcar card here in uk .. unless your in oxford or London
Personally I would do so. It's free so it's worth it alone from an insurance premium point of view. It's also very useful as a proof of ID/address.
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Personally I would do so. It's free so it's worth it alone from an insurance premium point of view. It's also very useful as a proof of ID/address.
thanks! Quick question. Do they send your Canadian Driving license back to Ontario after processing? and if you happened to have 2 Canadian license (due to address change) surely you can keep one right? and its still active?
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thanks! Quick question. Do they send your Canadian Driving license back to Ontario after processing? and if you happened to have 2 Canadian license (due to address change) surely you can keep one right? and its still active?
In theory it's returned. It may be securely destroyed in Swansea. Either way it's cancelled. I don't know but I would suggest you shouldn't be holding two valid Canadian licences so I can't answer that.
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and if you happened to have 2 Canadian license (due to address change) surely you can keep one right? and its still active?
"A driver may not apply for, secure or retain in his or her possession more than one driver's licence," - Section 35.1e of Ontario's Highway Traffic Act.

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thanks! Quick question. Do they send your Canadian Driving license back to Ontario after processing? and if you happened to have 2 Canadian license (due to address change) surely you can keep one right? and its still active?
The physical licence may or may not be sent back. The fact that it's been exchanged and cancelled certainly will be.

How do you 'happen' to have two licences? Certainly only one will ever be valid, and most times there are restrictions to make sure nobody 'happens' to try that (like, physically handing over a licence when changing jurisdiction, or sending stickers for address changes). As Christmas has quoted, holding two is illegal.
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Anyone know the quickest way to do it? Seems a labyrinth on DVLA website.

You can just swap Canada license back to UK (your old driving license number)without any hassle right?

Cheers,
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i just said i lost my UK licence..DVLA just sent me new one and i kept my Canadian licence
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i just said i lost my UK licence..DVLA just sent me new one and i kept my Canadian licence
Unnecessarily lying to government not being the best thing to do, especially when following the law is simple and free (well. OK. a 50p stamp).
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how am i lying..i lost my licence to the Canadian govt..upside when i cam back to Canada i still had my Canadian licence and this time did not have to give up my UK licence upon my return.
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how am i lying..i lost my licence to the Canadian govt..upside when i cam back to Canada i still had my Canadian licence and this time did not have to give up my UK licence upon my return.
"Lost" doesn't mean "voluntarily surrendered it in exchange for something of equal value which I currently possess and am pretending I don't".
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"Lost" doesn't mean "voluntarily surrendered it in exchange for something of equal value which I currently possess and am pretending I don't".
its all about little victories against the system as fletch used to say..."don't let the bastards grind you down"
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its all about little victories against the system as fletch used to say..."don't let the bastards grind you down"
What you consider a 'little victory against the system', hopefully the police consider 'driving on an invalid licence'. By any standard, it's reprehensible. Laws against multiple licences are there for peoples safety - so a person who gets one suspended, or racks up points, isn't driving around on the other. Your 'little victory' is an attack on everyone else here.
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