UK DRIVING LICENSE

Old Oct 31st 2008, 4:46 am
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Hi There,

I am a 30 years old UK born citizen, who lived out of UK for last 20 years, I do have UAE valid driving license, but I would like to get a UK driving license with not much headache!! Does anybody have any suggestion on this matter?

Thanks in advance
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Old Oct 31st 2008, 4:47 am
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you will have to go back to the UK and sit your driving test again
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Old Oct 31st 2008, 5:05 am
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So there is no easy way
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as bc says you will have to go to uk and do the test, you cannot change your uae licence for a uk one, uae are very nice to us to allow us to swap our licence, but it only works one way.
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You will probably have to be a UK resident also or at least have a UK address with supporting utility bills.
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Thanks for the responds, so I have to use my international license
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Originally Posted by HAMMERSMITH View Post
Hi There,

I am a 30 years old UK born citizen, who lived out of UK for last 20 years, I do have UAE valid driving license, but I would like to get a UK driving license with not much headache!! Does anybody have any suggestion on this matter?

Thanks in advance
Kevin
Kev, you can use your UAE licence to hire a car in the UK but you cannot exchange your UAE licence for a UK one. Similarly, your International licence will allow you to hire but if you intend to reside in the UK you will need to take the test to obtain a UK licence.
Unless you know anyone selling fake licences in which case; you'll not need to take the test 'cos you'll end up inside!
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Here is the DVLA link on transfer of driving licenses

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...nce/DG_4022562
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You will probably have to be a UK resident also or at least have a UK address with supporting utility bills.
Just have to be resident of the EU, but even then I don't think you need to be resident for long.

Getting a UK license, there's the computer part, the theory part and then the practical part.
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