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Is international driving license valid in UK?
Asked by: Kedar
Answers: 2
Views: 6985
Posted on Sat, 5 Jul 2008 14:32:07 GMT
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I have a driving license issued in Nepal. I want to know if it will be valid in UK. Iíll be studying in UK as an international student so someone please tell me if my international driving license be valid to drive cars in UK.

Since your driving license is issued in Nepal, it will not be valid in UK. Only the license issued in EEA/EU nations it will be valid in UK. Driving license issued in some other countries indicated as non-community countries will be valid for one year in UK.

In your case, when you are in UK, youíll have to apply for provisional driving license. After you apply for provisional driving license, youíll need to pass a driving test to obtain a license. To be eligible to apply for provisional driving license and take a driving test, you must be in UK for more than 6 months.

Students like you from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, China, Russia, Nigeria, Egypt, Thailand etc will also have to obtain a driving license before they can drive in UK.

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MyWorld answered 9 years and 6 months ago

You can actually apply for an International Driving License which will be valid for 6 months only. You can apply for the International Driving License in your own country before you travel to the UK. Should you want to rent a car, drive your own etc, you will have to have either a valid UK license, or valid International License. I'd suggest that you get an International License so you're covered for the first 6 months in the UK.

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ukstudent answered 9 years and 6 months ago
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