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EU Driving License

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Hi,
Recently passed and got EU driving license would like to keep it the government website says that you can drive on EU driving license till 70 years old but lately I hear a lot of rumors that it's need to be changed after 1 years because of Brexit can anyone confirm it this true or just false rumours?

Thanks

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  • edited 15 February at 12:29PM
    forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    edited 15 February at 12:29PM
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/driving-in-the-eu-after-brexit
    The info on the other side seems lacking.



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  • HasbeenHasbeen Forumite
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    Your new and shiny license is valid in the EU until December 31st 2020. After this you may need permits to drive there, depends on negotiations.
    Your license will be valid in the UK until it expires.
  • Car_54Car_54 Forumite
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    Hi,
    Recently passed and got EU driving license would like to keep it the government website says that you can drive on EU driving license till 70 years old but lately I hear a lot of rumors that it's need to be changed after 1 years because of Brexit can anyone confirm it this true or just false rumours?

    Thanks

    Kind Regards,

    Whih country issued the licence?
  • mobileronmobileron Forumite
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    Its amazing how we use to manage before we joined the EU,we went to France for Holidays,we drove to Spain. We got international driving licences.  They still want our money.
  • Nebulous2Nebulous2 Forumite
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    mobileron said:
    Its amazing how we use to manage before we joined the EU,we went to France for Holidays,we drove to Spain. We got international driving licences.  They still want our money.
    Considerably fewer people went then, and it was more complicated. I didn’t drive to France until 1988 and needed a physical green card.

    France and Spain are on different schemes for international driving licences, so we’ll need two to go to both countries. Pet passports are going at the end of this year, dogs will need a rabies titre test at almost £100 each and will be limited to 3 months at a time, rather than the open-ended scheme now. 
  • CastleCastle Forumite
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    mobileron said:
    Its amazing how we use to manage before we joined the EU,we went to France for Holidays,we drove to Spain. We got international driving licences.  They still want our money.
    Spain joined the EU after us.
  • Car_54Car_54 Forumite
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    The OP still hasn't told us where what country issued his/her licence. The implications of Brexit will depend on whether or not it's a UK licence.
  • mojo1mojo1 Forumite
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    At the moment no one knows. It depends what the UK negotiates. The way things are going at the moment it's not looking good for rights like mutual recognition of driving licences or MOT certificates etc.

    It may also depend which country you want to drive in. For example Ireland may decide to just unilaterally recognize UK licences and MOTs because of the land border and to facilitate reunification and because the customs border is down the Irish Sea now. But other countries probably won't unless the UK makes it a priority in trade negotiations. Given that the government is signalling that the UK will diverge from the EU's rules it looks like they aren't going to do that.
  • AdrianCAdrianC Forumite
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    mobileron said:
    Its amazing how we use to manage before we joined the EU,we went to France for Holidays,we drove to Spain. We got international driving licences.
    Exactly.

    And then we sat in the "nothing to declare" queue at Dover, praying fervently customs wouldn't check the car and notice that naughty third bottle of wine hidden away...

    Ah, halcyon days.
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