Drivers from anywhere else will have to exchange their licence for a UK driving licence if they want to drive on British roads for more than 12 months. Many of those non-EU drivers will also have to take a UK driving test – ideally within 12 months of arriving in the UK.
To find out if you have to take a UK driving test, call the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) on 0870 240 0009 several months before your 12-months have elapsed. If you do have to take a test, we can help you prepare for it well in advance of your 12-month deadline.
If you fail to meet the 12-month deadline, you will have to apply for a provisional driving licence, which means you can’t drive unless accompanied by someone else who does hold a full UK driving licence.