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    • Lollobrigida
    • By Lollobrigida 22nd Jun 17, 10:44 PM
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    Exchange EU licence with UK
    • #1
    • 22nd Jun 17, 10:44 PM
    Exchange EU licence with UK 22nd Jun 17 at 10:44 PM
    Is there any consequence if I exchange my EU licence with UK? In insurance or other issues? Is there a way to avoid the fee?
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    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 23rd Jun 17, 7:00 AM
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 7:00 AM
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 7:00 AM
    That depends on the Brexit settlement.
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 23rd Jun 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 1:08 PM
    There will be no difference in premiums at all.

    We are still in the EU - at the moment.

    I see no point in changing at all.

    Why do you want to change?

    Mrs Iceweasel has been 20+ years in the UK and is still using her EU licence and has no intention of changing - whatever the outcome of Brexit.
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 23rd Jun 17, 3:03 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 3:03 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 3:03 PM
    There will be no difference in premiums at all.

    We are still in the EU - at the moment.

    I see no point in changing at all.

    Why do you want to change?

    Mrs Iceweasel has been 20+ years in the UK and is still using her EU licence and has no intention of changing - whatever the outcome of Brexit.
    Originally posted by Iceweasel
    She may no longer have a choice.
    • fred246
    • By fred246 23rd Jun 17, 3:24 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 3:24 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 3:24 PM
    Mrs Iceweasel has been 20+ years in the UK and is still using her EU licence and has no intention of changing - whatever the outcome of Brexit.
    Originally posted by Iceweasel
    There would be no point having a UK licence if she is deported back to the EU.
    • Lollobrigida
    • By Lollobrigida 23rd Jun 17, 3:28 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 3:28 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 3:28 PM
    There will be no difference in premiums at all.

    We are still in the EU - at the moment.

    I see no point in changing at all.

    Why do you want to change?

    Mrs Iceweasel has been 20+ years in the UK and is still using her EU licence and has no intention of changing - whatever the outcome of Brexit.
    Originally posted by Iceweasel
    It is due to the racist employment agencies that require me to have UK licence to work! I am proud of my EU licence but I cannot get employed without a UK licence, is there a workaround?

    Also, can I save the $43 fee?
    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 25th Jun 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 25th Jun 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 25th Jun 17, 11:53 AM
    It is due to the racist employment agencies that require me to have UK licence to work! I am proud of my EU licence but I cannot get employed without a UK licence, is there a workaround?

    Also, can I save the $43 fee?
    Originally posted by Lollobrigida

    Can employers demand a UK rather than EU licence? Isn't that unlawful?
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 25th Jun 17, 12:03 PM
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    • 25th Jun 17, 12:03 PM
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    • 25th Jun 17, 12:03 PM
    Can employers demand a UK rather than EU licence? Isn't that unlawful?
    Originally posted by Manxman in exile
    If they are also using it as proof of a UK accomodation address then yes.

    I assume that the EU driving licence has a non-UK address?
    • Lollobrigida
    • By Lollobrigida 25th Jun 17, 8:50 PM
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    • 25th Jun 17, 8:50 PM
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    • 25th Jun 17, 8:50 PM
    If they are also using it as proof of a UK accomodation address then yes.

    I assume that the EU driving licence has a non-UK address?
    Originally posted by unforeseen
    That's unreasonable, there are other ways to prove address.
    • Lollobrigida
    • By Lollobrigida 25th Jun 17, 8:51 PM
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    Can employers demand a UK rather than EU licence? Isn't that unlawful?
    Originally posted by Manxman in exile
    Exactly my thoughts, but you get people like agrinall here...
    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 25th Jun 17, 8:58 PM
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    If they are also using it as proof of a UK accomodation address then yes.

    I assume that the EU driving licence has a non-UK address?
    Originally posted by unforeseen

    I'm not familiar with EU licences but I presume that they'd have to be updated with a current address just like UK licences? (I may be mistaken).


    And of course many drivers don't update with DVLA so it's not proof of address anyway.
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 25th Jun 17, 9:07 PM
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    I'm not familiar with EU licences but I presume that they'd have to be updated with a current address just like UK licences? (I may be mistaken).


    And of course many drivers don't update with DVLA so it's not proof of address anyway.
    Originally posted by Manxman in exile
    Not a current address as such - only a contact address in the original country of issue.

    That's exactly the same requirement as if you have a UK licence and go to live in another EU country.

    You cant put a 'foreign' address on a driving licence - so most folks simply put a relative's address in their original country that can be used to contact them.
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 25th Jun 17, 9:10 PM
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    I'm not sure that you can have a non-UK address on a UK licence (BFPO being the exception) I would expect t the same with any EU licence

    ETA
    DVLA/GOV pages confirm address on licence must be a UK address
    Last edited by unforeseen; 25-06-2017 at 9:17 PM.
    • Cuddy85
    • By Cuddy85 25th Jun 17, 11:19 PM
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    the address on the eu licence is the address from the country it was issued in and you can't change it for a uk one. An eu licence doesn't need to be exchanged you only get your own 'reference number' in dvla database so they have all the information including address, points etc
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 25th Jun 17, 11:37 PM
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    If they are also using it as proof of a UK accomodation address then yes.

    I assume that the EU driving licence has a non-UK address?
    Originally posted by unforeseen
    They require proof of entitlement to work in the UK, there's no law stating an applicant must prove their address.
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 26th Jun 17, 6:48 AM
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    I didn't say there was a law. However there is nothing to stop an agency also using it as proof of address if they so wish.
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 26th Jun 17, 7:20 AM
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    I'm not familiar with EU licences but I presume that they'd have to be updated with a current address just like UK licences? (I may be mistaken).
    Originally posted by Manxman in exile
    That depends on the law of the issuing country - there are potentially 28 different sets of rules!

    BTW you don't exchange an "EU" licence for a "British" one. You get a new EU licence, but with "UK" in the corner instead of "F" (or whatever).
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 26th Jun 17, 9:28 AM
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    I didn't say there was a law. However there is nothing to stop an agency also using it as proof of address if they so wish.
    Originally posted by unforeseen
    In that case they'd want a utility bill issued within the last three months.
    • Gnocchi
    • By Gnocchi 27th Jun 17, 12:35 AM
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    Really spiteful thing to say about deportation, some people have been in UK many years, working hard, paying taxes, having a family here and they don't deserve the uncertainty and insults.
    • Lollobrigida
    • By Lollobrigida 14th Jul 17, 7:00 PM
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    I got a D1 form. However, it says 'use dvla's secure online service to get you licence back quicker than by post.'

    How do I do that? I want to exchange my EU for UK licence.
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