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Old Jun 19th 2015, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by nikkijane88 View Post
About to renew my UK licence online... That way I technically have both... All angles covered!
Are you a UK resident? If you are not it is illegal to renew your UK driving license. You will be committing fraud...making a false declaration on a government form...don't do it!. You cannot legally use someone else's address to circumvent the law. It's easy enough to get a new one should you ever return to the UK.
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Old Jun 19th 2015, 8:31 pm
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Are you a UK resident? If you are not it is illegal to renew your UK driving license. You will be committing fraud...making a false declaration on a government form...don't do it!. You cannot legally use someone else's address to circumvent the law. It's easy enough to get a new one should you ever return to the UK.
I have spoken to DVLA and it's not an issue as it is my parents address

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Old Jun 19th 2015, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by nikkijane88 View Post
I have spoken to DVLA and it's not an issue as it is my parents address
I thought about doing that, using my Dad's address. However, my husband remarked that should we return to Britain we will therefore be resident from the day we arrive. That means, our UK driving licences should be valid.

That's his thinking anyway. It sounds plausible to me.

If we have to rent a car using our NZ licence/s then so be it. The object of the exercise is to get an interim car to drive.

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Old Jun 19th 2015, 9:56 pm
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Yeah, mine is already there as its where we lived in the run up to moving. Photo is up next month so rather just get it out the way
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Old Jun 19th 2015, 10:02 pm
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Photo is up next month so rather just get it out the way
Smile for the camera ! (I'm ready for my close up Mr. De Mille) not
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Old Jun 19th 2015, 10:35 pm
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Originally Posted by nikkijane88 View Post
I have spoken to DVLA and it's not an issue as it is my parents address
I would get that in writing...not rely on a phone call.

I had an email from them quoting an EU law making it illegal for non UK residents to renew a UK DL.
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Old Jun 19th 2015, 10:46 pm
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It's all via email. I can't afford to call them from overseas. Plus if it allows me online when it's linked to both my passport and NI number they could easily have it so I can't do it
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Old Jun 25th 2015, 2:46 am
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Originally Posted by Stormer999 View Post
better ask the nice girl at Nice Firefly desk...
HA!

It's not like she was nasty to me or anything. I was just another customer, who happened to be British (although I did assume given what transpired that this had something to do with it).

In fact I've had more anti-British vitriol spewed at me in New Zealand than I ever have in Europe. I forgive them though, some Kiwis get insecure and tribal in sporting surroundings.

It was just the moment she picked up my licence, looked at it, smiled at me (I fell in love for a fleeting moment) and said "Oh, you're from New Zealand". Maybe she had a memorable night with a Kiwi fella
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Old Jun 30th 2015, 7:12 am
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Karma TL for giving me the giggles.
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