Driving licence

Old Apr 22nd 2019, 8:29 pm
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 7
stu1972hamilton is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Driving licence

British citizen returning to U.K after 10yrs in Canada ..
Do they make u do a driving test or do u get your driving license back ???
stu1972hamilton is offline  
Old Apr 22nd 2019, 9:00 pm
  #2  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 85
chasingsun is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Driving licence

Originally Posted by stu1972hamilton View Post
British citizen returning to U.K after 10yrs in Canada ..
Do they make u do a driving test or do u get your driving license back ???
I emailed dvla with the same question. Apparently we get the original back. Theres a special form to fill out...
chasingsun is offline  
Old Apr 22nd 2019, 9:02 pm
  #3  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 85
chasingsun is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Driving licence

you have previously held a GB licence and exchanged it for a Canadian licence, then you can apply provided you are resident in GB currently.
You will need to return your current licence when you apply. If this has been lost/stolen or expired you will need to note this on the form.

How to apply
You’ll need to complete an application form.

Use a D1 form for cars or motorbikes, or D2 for lorries and buses. These can be ordered here. Alternatively, you can get one from selected Post Offices® that offer driving licence transactions.

chasingsun is offline  
Old Apr 22nd 2019, 9:17 pm
  #4  
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 50,573
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Driving licence

Originally Posted by stu1972hamilton View Post
British citizen returning to U.K after 10yrs in Canada ..
Do they make u do a driving test or do u get your driving license back ???
You get your licence reissued as UK licences are issued until your 70th birthday, and if it became invalid because you left the UK you just need to apply to get it reissued.
Pulaski is offline  
Old Apr 22nd 2019, 11:15 pm
  #5  
 
BritInParis's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Not in Paris
Posts: 17,509
BritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Driving licence

Just pick up Form D1 from the Post Office. You need to tick the box to exchange and ensure you write your GB driving licence number in the box provided. The latter is vital in order for your original GB entitlements to correctly appear on your new licence. If you don’t have a record of it then you can ring the DVLA to find out. You’ll need to include your Canadian licence which will be retained. The whole process is free of charge.
BritInParis is offline  
Old Apr 22nd 2019, 11:53 pm
  #6  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 86
inggris is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Driving licence

Originally Posted by BritInParis View Post
Just pick up Form D1 from the Post Office. You need to tick the box to exchange and ensure you write your GB driving licence number in the box provided. The latter is vital in order for your original GB entitlements to correctly appear on your new licence. If you don’t have a record of it then you can ring the DVLA to find out. You’ll need to include your Canadian licence which will be retained. The whole process is free of charge.
There is a question in the form: What date did you come to live in the UK?
Is it the date you return from overseas?
inggris is offline  
Old Apr 23rd 2019, 8:01 am
  #7  
 
BritInParis's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Not in Paris
Posts: 17,509
BritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Driving licence

Originally Posted by inggris View Post
There is a question in the form: What date did you come to live in the UK?
Is it the date you return from overseas?
If you were born in the UK then I would write your birth date.
BritInParis is offline  
Old Apr 23rd 2019, 9:58 pm
  #8  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 257
RKS_in_Calgary has a brilliant futureRKS_in_Calgary has a brilliant futureRKS_in_Calgary has a brilliant futureRKS_in_Calgary has a brilliant futureRKS_in_Calgary has a brilliant futureRKS_in_Calgary has a brilliant future
Default Re: Driving licence

I was advised that you need to be in the UK for at least 6 months before DVLA will give you your UK licence back. My work fleet services advised that you can drive on Canadian licence for 12 months after you arrive.
RKS_in_Calgary is offline  
Old Apr 23rd 2019, 10:05 pm
  #9  
 
BritInParis's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Not in Paris
Posts: 17,509
BritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Driving licence

Originally Posted by RKS_in_Calgary View Post
I was advised that you need to be in the UK for at least 6 months before DVLA will give you your UK licence back. My work fleet services advised that you can drive on Canadian licence for 12 months after you arrive.
Common misconception. You can apply as soon as you arrive back.
BritInParis is offline  
Old Apr 23rd 2019, 10:07 pm
  #10  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 85
chasingsun is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Driving licence

Originally Posted by BritInParis View Post
Common misconception. You can apply as soon as you arrive back.
I was planning on applying for mine straight away, once I find my licence number out.. it's another form.of Identifucation in hand...
chasingsun is offline  
Old Apr 23rd 2019, 10:18 pm
  #11  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 257
RKS_in_Calgary has a brilliant futureRKS_in_Calgary has a brilliant futureRKS_in_Calgary has a brilliant futureRKS_in_Calgary has a brilliant futureRKS_in_Calgary has a brilliant futureRKS_in_Calgary has a brilliant future
Default Re: Driving licence

Originally Posted by BritInParis View Post
Common misconception. You can apply as soon as you arrive back.
interesting. When I looked on the DVLA website, the first question is:

Are you a resident of Great Britain?

You’re normally a resident if you have a permanent address in Great Britain that you’ve lived in for at least 185 days.

If I answer no (as I haven’t been resident in the UK for 185+ days, it says I have to wait? How do you get round this?
RKS_in_Calgary is offline  
Old Apr 23rd 2019, 10:27 pm
  #12  
 
BritInParis's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Not in Paris
Posts: 17,509
BritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond reputeBritInParis has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Driving licence

Originally Posted by RKS_in_Calgary View Post
interesting. When I looked on the DVLA website, the first question is:

Are you a resident of Great Britain?

You’re normally a resident if you have a permanent address in Great Britain that you’ve lived in for at least 185 days.

If I answer no (as I haven’t been resident in the UK for 185+ days, it says I have to wait? How do you get round this?
The question is: “Are you a resident of Great Britain?” If the answer is “Yes” then that’s what you answer. The six months explanation is to stop non-residents, e.g. tourists, trying to exchange their licences.
BritInParis is offline  
Old Apr 24th 2019, 9:45 am
  #13  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Eee Bah Gum
Posts: 3,408
durham_lad has a reputation beyond reputedurham_lad has a reputation beyond reputedurham_lad has a reputation beyond reputedurham_lad has a reputation beyond reputedurham_lad has a reputation beyond reputedurham_lad has a reputation beyond reputedurham_lad has a reputation beyond reputedurham_lad has a reputation beyond reputedurham_lad has a reputation beyond reputedurham_lad has a reputation beyond reputedurham_lad has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Driving licence

Originally Posted by BritInParis View Post
The question is: “Are you a resident of Great Britain?” If the answer is “Yes” then that’s what you answer. The six months explanation is to stop non-residents, e.g. tourists, trying to exchange their licences.
I agree.

When we we moved back in 2016 after 29 years out of the country we had to apply for a current licence as soon as we arrived back into a rented house and since we had arrived back with the intent to stay we were immediately counted as resident for tax purposes on the day we landed.
durham_lad is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.