THE LATEST INFO ISSUED TODAY ON DRIVING LICENCE EXCHANGE.
From The UKinTurkey 12/4/2016.
We have now received an update from the Turkish MFA on the exchange of foreign driving licences.
On the issue of the 6 month validity period they state ‘kindly be advised that validity term of the driving licences of foreign nationals in Turkey start with their entry to Turkey. This validity term restarts with every new entry.’
On the educational certificates issue the MFA inform us that ‘a certificate of education’ is required for the exchange process. For those of you who, like many of us, have no longer got your original school certificates you can apply for a copy using https://www.gov.uk/replacement-exam-certificate
..If you can’t get a replacement certificate for an O level, CSE, GCSE or A level - your exam board will send you a ‘certified statement of results’ instead. On this site there is a list of which exam board you need to contact if your old exam board no longer exists.
In addition, we are aware that some of you have asked about using the ‘driving licence information’ or code from the DVLA that you can find on gov.uk-https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence to give to the Turkish Traffic Authorities instead of them contacting the DVLA directly about the validity and authenticity of your UK licence. Acceptance of the information in this format, which is not an official document, depends entirely on the discretion of the Turkish authorities and would likely require translating and notarising if accepted which would incur additional expense.
Get a replacement exam certificate - GOV.UK
Request a replacement exam certificate or a certified statement of results if you've lost your original - check the list of old exam boards if your board no longer exists