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Old Nov 17th 2010, 8:14 pm
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what catogries will i be given on my Texas drivers licence when i change it over.
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Old Nov 17th 2010, 8:16 pm
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Default Re: EU to USA drivers licence change over ?

Originally Posted by ycats View Post
what catogries will i be given on my Texas drivers licence when i change it over.
Categories?
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Old Nov 17th 2010, 8:18 pm
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Default Re: EU to USA drivers licence change over ?

Originally Posted by ycats View Post
what catogries will i be given on my Texas drivers licence when i change it over.
Ask your wife?

Look up Texas DMV. I don't really know what you mean by 'categories' but you're not going to be 'changing over' anything.
You will have to sit a written and practical exam as a new driver in Texas.

I'm moving your post to the USA forum; good luck to you.
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Old Nov 17th 2010, 9:53 pm
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Default Re: EU to USA drivers licence change over ?

Originally Posted by ycats View Post
what catogries will i be given on my Texas drivers licence when i change it over.
whatever ones you take your test in...
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I thought EU was a dirty word in Ireland.

But I would agree with the others, start with the Texas DMV site.
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Default Re: EU to USA drivers licence change over ?

Originally Posted by Bob View Post
whatever ones you take your test in...
Bob is absolutely right. Vehicle class permissions do not transfer over. i.e. if you have a HGV license, you will need to take a CDL test in the US as you will not be allowed to drive semi trucks on your "EU" license.
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Default Re: EU to USA drivers licence change over ?

Originally Posted by ycats View Post
what catogries will i be given on my Texas drivers licence when i change it over.
I moved to Texas with a UK drivers licence and I had to take a theory and practical test to get my Texas license (ridiculously easy btw).

They issued me a class C license with no restrictions.
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Originally Posted by Boiler View Post
I thought EU was a dirty word in Ireland.

But I would agree with the others, start with the Texas DMV site.
not if it includes the word "subsidy"
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not if it includes the word "subsidy"
Shafted might be the coming word.
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Default Re: EU to USA drivers licence change over ?

Hello,

To the person who took the Texas driver's license written and practical test, can you tell me what you had to do?

I'm moving to Dallas next week. I'm considering a rent -to-own deal for a car. Whilst I understand I can do this with a U.K. licence I hear I can't get insurance etc without a Texas license.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Default Re: EU to USA drivers licence change over ?

Originally Posted by flynno37 View Post
Hello,

To the person who took the Texas driver's license written and practical test, can you tell me what you had to do?

I'm moving to Dallas next week. I'm considering a rent -to-own deal for a car. Whilst I understand I can do this with a U.K. licence I hear I can't get insurance etc without a Texas license.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
John
The test is easy compared to a UK test. You need to be able to showmat least 6 months on your visa.
Take a look at the official site http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/driverlicense/

The written test (multiple choice on a computer) does require you to know a bit about the state law for drink driving etc so you should get your hands on a drivers handbook. You should be able tomget that from your local DPS office or you may be able to get one online.
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Old Mar 31st 2011, 1:30 pm
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Default Re: EU to USA drivers licence change over ?

Huh, I wonder why France, Canada and Germany get a pass?

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Surrender your VALID out-of-state learner or driver license, or a VALID out-of-country learner or driver license from France, Canada, or Germany, at the driver license office. The written and driving examinations will be waived, but you must still pass a vision exam.
From the TX DL site posted above.

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Default Re: EU to USA drivers licence change over ?

Originally Posted by rallybug View Post
Huh, I wonder why France, Canada and Germany get a pass?



From the TX DL site posted above.

Because they're equally as [email protected] at driving as the Texans!!
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Default Re: EU to USA drivers licence change over ?

Originally Posted by lisa67 View Post
Because they're equally as [email protected] at driving as the Texans!!
I doubt that on the German front, anyway
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Originally Posted by rallybug View Post
I doubt that on the German front, anyway
I guess it depends on your definition of [email protected]!!
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