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Old Mar 21st 2014, 2:49 pm
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Default Changing UK Drivers Licenece to add a USA address

Anyone updated their UK drivers licence with a USA address?
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Old Mar 21st 2014, 2:50 pm
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No, you can't do it.
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Old Mar 21st 2014, 2:59 pm
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Nope, I set up a UK forwarding address and used that on my UK DL.
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Default Re: Changing UK Drivers Licenece to add a USA address

Originally Posted by Clarkeyjnr View Post
Anyone updated their UK drivers licence with a USA address?
UK driving licence is only allowed to have a UK address, so any change like you propose will be turned down.
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Old Mar 21st 2014, 4:25 pm
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Yup, can't be done.

Also need to get a fresh, US license while over here too.
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Default Re: Changing UK Drivers Licenece to add a USA address

Strictly speaking, you have to be resident in the UK for the UK license to remain valid.
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Old Mar 21st 2014, 4:30 pm
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Default Re: Changing UK Drivers Licenece to add a USA address

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Yup, can't be done.

Also need to get a fresh, US license while over here too.
If you're lucky you UK licence will be recognised for two months, in many states it is 30 days or less, though if you can show you are "in process" it is unlikely that the police would make an issue of it. In every state that I've heard of other than NJ, you will need to take a road "test". *

. * The "" are because if you've passed your test in the UK, you could pass the US test with a moderate amount of attention blindfold and with one arm tied behind your back
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Originally Posted by sir_eccles View Post
Strictly speaking, you have to be resident in the UK for the UK license to remain valid.
That has been debated before here on BE, fairly recently, and was debunked as "internet wisdom". Clearly you have to be resident in the UK for it to be issued, but the question of validity after you leave is somewhat murky. .... For example, what happens if you adopt a nomadic lifestyle, moving between countries or back and forth between two, or more, countries, such that you never qualify for a local licence?
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thats not possible
What an intriguing first post!
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What an intriguing first post!
Dämn you, Bob! .... You're no fun at all!
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Default Re: Changing UK Drivers Licenece to add a USA address

Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
That has been debated before here on BE, fairly recently, and was debunked as "internet wisdom". Clearly you have to be resident in the UK for it to be issued, but the question of validity after you leave is somewhat murky. .... For example, what happens if you adopt a nomadic lifestyle, moving between countries or back and forth between two, or more, countries, such that you never qualify for a local licence?
It has been debated several times.
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Default Re: Changing UK Drivers Licenece to add a USA address

You can keep your UK licence, but you can't renew it and get it sent to a non UK address or change the addres the DVLA have to one outside the UK. Those are the rules
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
You can keep your UK licence, but you can't renew it and get it sent to a non UK address or change the addres the DVLA have to one outside the UK. Those are the rules
In fact, the DVLA won't even change it to a U.K. address if that is located in Northern Ireland. The DVLA only covers England, Scotland and Wales.
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The DVLA only covers England, Scotland and Wales.
Currently.
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Old Mar 22nd 2014, 2:32 pm
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Currently.
I don't foresee any change.
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