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Old May 22nd 2011, 9:40 pm
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Does anyone know the situation with driving licences and getting your hands on a car in Puerto Rico for UK licence-holders?

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Old May 22nd 2011, 11:09 pm
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http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=805&q=244776

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Thanks Bob: your link seems to be for somewhere else (PR is a territory, not a State, so things can be quite different), but your advice turns out to have been spot on anyway.

Interestingly, it turns out that German driving licence holders can do a straight exchange (the only non-US licence that can), so it's worth having a German one if you can (I presume that's pretty easy if you're an EU licence-holder, and happen to be passing through Germany)....
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Thanks Bob: your link seems to be for somewhere else (PR is a territory, not a State, so things can be quite different), but your advice turns out to have been spot on anyway.

Interestingly, it turns out that German driving licence holders can do a straight exchange (the only non-US licence that can), so it's worth having a German one if you can (I presume that's pretty easy if you're an EU licence-holder, and happen to be passing through Germany)....
http://www.dtop.gov.pr/DISCO/reqLicCond.html
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Interestingly, it turns out that German driving licence holders can do a straight exchange (the only non-US licence that can), so it's worth having a German one if you can (I presume that's pretty easy if you're an EU licence-holder, and happen to be passing through Germany)....
If you have a EU drivers license and are residing in Germany, you can switch over a license, but you can't if you're on holiday. You have to show you've taken up residence, which isn't easy. Taking the German test from scratch is pretty hard.

Certainly more ball ache than taking any poxy test in the US.
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Certainly more ball ache than taking any poxy test in the US.
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