It’s not always clear when a non-Great Britain driving licence is valid throughout the UK. Driving schools and instructors are frequently asked if a certain type of driving licence is valid in the UK.
This section explains the most frequent foreign visitors to the UK and whether their driving licence is valid, how long it is valid for and if they are able to exchange it for a UK licence.
Also covered are the various types of roads and speed limits that may vary considerably in comparison to a non UK country and advice on what to look out for when driving on UK roads.
Explanation detailing the validity of an Australian driving licence in the UK for those residing, visiting or studying in the UK. Details on what should be done to obtain a UK driving licence.
Detailing the validity of the Canadian driving licence in the UK, how long it lasts, if it can be exchanged for a UK licence and the type of licence you receive when it has been exchanged.
Find out the legality of driving in the UK on your Chinese driving licence, or Hong Kong issued driving licence. Detailing visitors, students and those seeking residency in the UK from China.
Advice for holders of a French driving licence visiting the UK, if their licence is valid, insurance advice and tips on driving on UK roads.
Information for Polish individuals intending on becoming UK residents or visiting the UK and the validity of their Polish driving licence in the UK.