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Old Mar 22nd 2014, 12:20 am
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I came to Canada 5 years ago and surrendered my uk driving licence. Does anyone know if I return to live in the uk what steps I should take to get my uk licence back. Would appreciate comments from people who have done this. Thanks
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I came to Canada 5 years ago and surrendered my uk driving licence. Does anyone know if I return to live in the uk what steps I should take to get my uk licence back. Would appreciate comments from people who have done this. Thanks
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Not quite sure what you mean by surrender, but UK licenses are usually valid until 70 I think - you could try asking in the Moving Back to the UK forums (forum index button is at the top left of the page in the peach button bar)
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Not quite sure what you mean by surrender, but UK licenses are usually valid until 70 I think - you could try asking in the Moving Back to the UK forums (forum index button is at the top left of the page in the peach button bar)
thanks sparkles.....by surrendered I mean I had to exchange it for a Canadian driving licence
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thanks sparkles.....by surrendered I mean I had to exchange it for a Canadian driving licence
So you still have a valid UK driving license if you are under 70 - Canada can't take it away from you.
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So you still have a valid UK driving license if you are under 70 - Canada can't take it away from you.
They can, and they do! You have to give your driving licence over in Canada, to swap it for a Canadian one - it's then sent back to the DVLA.

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They can, and they do! You have to give your driving licence over in Canada, to swap it for a Canadian one - it's then sent back to the DVLA.

Wow - learn something new - thanks CM
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Yes, but when you return to the UK you simply exchange the Canadian licence back to a UK one by contacting DVLA

http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_068659.pdf
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