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UK driving license - Swapped for full G in Ontario- swap back?

Old Oct 28th 2019, 2:33 am
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We moved to Canada just over 5yrs ago and are considering moving back to the UK next summer.

I passed my test in a manual car in the UK and was able to just swap it for a full G license when we arrived in Toronto. I did have to relinquish my UK license at Service Ontario when they swapped them over (they took it off me in the office).

If we do return to the UK will I have to resit my test to enable me to drive a manual car? Can I just get a copy of my old license sent to our house when we’re back and residents again?
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You can swap your Ontario licence for your full GB licence for free. Just pick up Form D1 from the Post Office and ensure you complete the box for your GB driving licence number. If you no longer have it then you can call the DVLA and ask them.
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Old Oct 28th 2019, 3:59 am
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I don’t have my driving license number unfortunately. Do I just have to provide my most recent UK address from when we lived there last?
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Just give them a call and they’ll ask for some details to confirm your identity.
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When we exchanged our license last year, we didn't know our license number. We didn't phone DVLA , we just filled in the form and put in our passport number. As long as your passport is valid they take that as I.D. We had no problems getting our GB license back.
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Default Re: UK driving license - Swapped for full G in Ontario- swap back?

Originally Posted by Honey246 View Post
When we exchanged our license last year, we didn't know our license number. We didn't phone DVLC , we just filled in the form and put in our passport number. As long as your passport is valid they take that as I.D. We had no problems getting our GB license back.
Thank you! I'll reach out to them as well because I'm a worrier
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Default Re: UK driving license - Swapped for full G in Ontario- swap back?

Originally Posted by Honey246 View Post
When we exchanged our license last year, we didn't know our license number. We didn't phone DVLA , we just filled in the form and put in our passport number. As long as your passport is valid they take that as I.D. We had no problems getting our GB license back.
Good tip.
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You can swap your Ontario licence for your full GB licence for free. ....
Do you need to surrender your foreign licence when you apply for your full GB one?
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Do you need to surrender your foreign licence when you apply for your full GB one?
Yes.
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