Post Brexit licence

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Post Brexit licence

Post by Fenlander » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:33 pm

Does anyone know if I will need an International Driving Licence in order to take my Burgman down through France this summer? If so, how do I get one?

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Re: Post Brexit licence

Post by Has been maxi tours » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:35 pm

If no deal you may do I'd wait till end of march to see for sure .

From post office on demand over the counter .

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Post by Scootypuff snr » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:57 pm

You shouldn't for at least 2 years but as stated fill the form in at any 'good' post office counter and they fill it in there and then costs £5.50 as I recall. You'll need a passport size photo

It's actually worth having as most European countries expect production of photo ID if requested by authorities so is handy

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/internation ... march-2019

https://www.postoffice.co.uk/internatio ... ing-permit
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Re: Post Brexit licence

Post by Scootypuff snr » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:17 pm

And more advice conflicting or helpful you decide

https://www.theaa.com/driving-advice/driving-abroad/idp

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Re: Post Brexit licence

Post by Davefirestorm » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:49 pm

Wait and see is what I’m doing.I have to renew my licence in June and I’m going to France in June so expect some advice from DVLA (hopefully)

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Re: Post Brexit licence

Post by Snail » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:30 am

We still have our paper licences without photos, they were checked by police in a random check in France last summer and no comments made?

Should we change these? would we have to for the privelege? We will be in France for june d day celebrations

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Re: Post Brexit licence

Post by Has been maxi tours » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:50 am

You have to supply passport photo for the permit I guess they will know at post office if need photo licence already to get permit .

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Re: Post Brexit licence

Post by Snail » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:09 pm

Had a live chat with DVLA who assured me no photo required for IDP and my current paper licence also ok, but if I wanted to change to a photo license it would cost £20

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Re: Post Brexit licence

Post by Has been maxi tours » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:29 pm

Even easier then I'm hanging fire for now .

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Re: Post Brexit licence

Post by Bern » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:59 pm

A down side to the photo licence is that the photo has to be updated evey 10 years, the updated licence is £20, if you forget to update the picture (no reminder is sent fron DVLA) you are effectively driving without a license which carries a fine of up to £1000.


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