How to Obtain a Driving License in UK
Updated on Wednesday 12th April 2017
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People from EU (European Union) and EEA (European Economic Area) who decide to relocate to the UK need to know that they can use their existing license to drive in the country. The same goes for the citizens from Liechtenstein, Norway and, Iceland who can also use the home country documents. Our immigration lawyers in the UK can offer complete assistance if you want to establish with your family in the country and you need certain visas. You may also ask for details about the residence and work permits necessary for a legal stay in the UK.
Non-GB driving license in the UK
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the UK is in charge of issuing any type of driving license, for locals or for citizens from abroad who have British residency. The necessary documents to apply for a non-GB license are the following:
• a copy of your identity card;
• a copy of the driving license from your home country;
• a valid passport;
• proof of your residence in the UK;
• the application form found at the DVLA office.
One should know that our team of immigration solicitors in London are ready to offer assistance and comprehensive information when submitting the documents to the DVLA in the UK.
Legal responsibilities for drivers in the UK
Once you have obtained the driving license as an immigrant outside EU and EEA, you need to register your vehicle with the DVLA, pay the taxes and solicit an insurance for your car. If you have changed your domicile address or you got married, you need to change this personal information and obtain a new driving license in the UK. We remind that citizens who drive larger vehicles must obtain a different type of permit, according to the rules and regulations of the DVLA which can also collaborate with the authorities and search a person's criminal record. For a possible traffic control, a citizen needs to provide the officer with a valid driving license, the insurance and the identity card.
Please feel free to contact our team of immigration solicitors in the UK for further questions about this matter or about our immigration services.