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Old Jun 24th 2010, 9:50 pm
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hello I'm visiting CA in july for a holiday. My q is can I drive on my UK licence - Its an old paper version?

I've never driven on the "wrong" side of the road and was going to have a lesson?

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hello I'm visiting CA in july for a holiday. My q is can I drive on my UK licence - Its an old paper version?

I've never driven on the "wrong" side of the road and was going to have a lesson?

many thanks
Yes you can, as a visitor..

The key is making sure you are insured, either with a rental car or a privately owned vehicle...
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Old Jun 24th 2010, 9:55 pm
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Yes you can, as a visitor..

The key is making sure you are insured, either with a rental car or a privately owned vehicle...
many thanks or the reply- probably time to "upgrade" to a photo licence anyway
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Old Jun 24th 2010, 9:56 pm
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many thanks or the reply- probably time to "upgrade" to a photo licence anyway
Where ya goin? LA and SF are full of weirdos...just kidding
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hello I'm visiting CA in july for a holiday.
Wrong forum... this isn't related to immigration.

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No need to upgrade it I drove out here on a paper one for years, worry about how long you're staying and if you have insurance, not what your license looks like.
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Yes you can, as a visitor..

The key is making sure you are insured, either with a rental car or a privately owned vehicle...
But if all you have is the paper one, it's worth getting a £5 international drivers permit from the AA, it's only a translation for most people, but having a photo is handy, if nothing else as a ID.
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Originally Posted by ian-mstm View Post
Wrong forum... this isn't related to immigration.

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hi Ian
wasnt sure where to put it - i am going thro the immigration process and am looking into laws in CA etc re driving
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No need to upgrade it I drove out here on a paper one for years, worry about how long you're staying and if you have insurance, not what your license looks like.
hi
yep have insurance and staying just a week -thanks
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But if all you have is the paper one, it's worth getting a £5 international drivers permit from the AA, it's only a translation for most people, but having a photo is handy, if nothing else as a ID.
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Where ya goin? LA and SF are full of weirdos...just kidding
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