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Will my International Driving License be valid in UK?
Asked by: Ujjwal
Answers: 2
Views: 2088
Posted on Sun, 26 Dec 2010 21:36:24 GMT
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I am in UK for more than a year. I used to have a driving license in Nepal, but I want to drive here as well. So, if I go back to Nepal and get an international driving license, will it still be valid in UK?

Yes, if you have an international driving license (no matter from where it has been issued), you are allowed to drive a vehicle under the category you are issued your international driving license. If you want to drive vehicle with automatic transmission system (common in UK), you must have your driving license issued under that category or if you want to drive vehicle with manual transmission system (common in developing countries), then you must have your driving license issued under that category.

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Erickson answered 7 years ago

You can drive for up to 12 months in the United Kingdom as long as you have a valid licence from your own country. You do not need to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) but if your own licence has been issued in a language other than English, you may want to consider buying one before coming to the UK.
An IDP is an internationally recognized form of identification, carrying your name, photo and driver information -- in 10 languages. It does not replace your licence - which you should still carry with you if you intend to drive - but it can be used to communicate with authorities who speak a language different from the one in which your driver licence is issued.

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Chikanbarn answered 5 years and 2 months ago
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