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Old 29th October 2005, 16:03   #1 (permalink)
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Question Renewing UK Driving Licence or Turkish Driving Test

Has anyone living in Turkey had to renew thier uk driving licence? Hubby is a diabetic and uk law states that only a 3 year licence will be issued.Now the time has come to renew (April 06) We told the DVLA of our move abroad and sent them our address here.Was wondering if they will send the forms over or will we have to go back to renew?
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Re: renewing uk driving licence

As far as I recall they will not issue a license overseas. I will talk to you about this and the best options when I next see you.

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Re: renewing uk driving licence

When i lived overseas I always had my parents home as a UK address to fall back on so it was never a problem to keep things like a licence up todate.
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Re: renewing uk driving licence

Merv is right, as this was covered in great length on another site in Spain, I even got in touch with DVLA and they said no they could not issue a licence to me abroad, infact I do not even qualify for a UK driving licence seeing as I live abroad.

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Does anyone know what the situation would be,say for example,someone lives abroad and their licence expires,they return to Britain a few years later to live there,would they have to re sit a driving test. Brian.
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they return to Britain a few years later to live there,would they have to re sit a driving test. Brian.
No Brian you would not need to resit a test.

The best way to maintain your license if its coming up for renewal is to retain a UK address. You can do this by reporting a (permanent) change of address to a relative before you depart the UK.

Having 2 licenses here is definitely an asset. Of course you could only end up with 2 if you reported the first lost or stolen and then found it after the replacement arrived ;-)

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Re: renewing uk driving licence

what about getting turkish licence and taking driving lessons then passing over there
that way you will have licence so no need for british one
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what about getting turkish licence and taking driving lessons then passing over there
that way you will have licence so no need for british one
Suprisingly its very expensive for driving lessons here Sandra. Theres no restriction on an English national sitting a Turkish driving exam but they would require that you can communicate effectively enough in Turkish.

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thank you all for your replies you are great people.We do still have a UK address will have to email that to them for the new forms.thanks againxx
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Re: renewing uk driving licence

Hi.....am I right in thinking that you can only drive, for a maximum of 6 months in Turkey on a GB license, there after an International Driving License is required?

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