Foreign Residents Licences

M & G School of Motoring

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Driving in GB as a visitor or a new resident? On this page we will give you the licence information required to drive on British roads.

NEW - licence checker tool. 

If you have a valid full licence issued as a result of a test passed in any EC/EEA country you need not immediately exchange it for a GB one.

Provided your EC/EEA licence remains valid you can drive in GB until age 70 or for 3 years after becoming resident here whichever is the longer period.


Austria,Belgium,Bulgaria,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Denmark,Estonia,Finland,Germany, Greece,Hungary,Ireland,Italy,Latvia,Lithuania, Luxembourg,Malta,Netherlands,Poland,Portugal, Romania,Slovakia,Slovenia,Spain,Sweden, Liechtenstein,Iceland,Norway.


You will not be issued with a full GB licence unless you are normally resident in this country. Normal residence means the place where you normally live and have personal or occupational ties. If you have moved to the UK after recently being permanently resident in another state of the EC/EEA, you must have been normally resident or have been studying in the UK for six months in the previous 12 months prior to your application for a driving test. You may be asked to provide evidence of this. New residents who have ever had or presently suffer from any medical condition should visit check "medical rules for drivers".

Special notice for Polish nationals - You can now obtain the UK theory test book in your own language, just visit

Special notice if you speak Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati or Punjabi - it’s possible to obtain UK theory books in your own language, just visit

You cannot exchange licences from countries other than EC/EEA or designated ones. However you can drive here using your current full non GB licence or International Driving Permit for up to one year. If you wish to take a driving test, you will need to apply for a GB provisional licence using application form D1. For information on how to apply for a GB provisional licence, see the page Licence applications.

You can also exchange a full valid car licence issued from any of the following countries:

Australia,Barbados,British Virgin Islands,Canada,Falkland Islands,Gibralta,Hong Kong,Japan,Monaco,New Zealand,Republic of Korea,Singapore,South Africa,Switzerland,Zimbabwe.

Please note - If you hold a valid licence from one of these countries you can drive here, for 1 year, using your non - GB car licence.

You can apply to exchange it for a GB licence up to 5 years after you come to live here, but if you wish to take a driving test within this time you will need to exchange your non GB licence.

Very important - If you do not exchange your licence within the 5 year period then you will have to apply for a provisional licence and both a GB theory and practical test will have to be taken.

Special conditions apply to Japanese licences these must be accompanied by an official translation, available for a fee from the Consulate General of Japan at 101-104 Piccadilly, London WIV9FN, or 2 Melville Crescent, Edinburgh EH37HW

Special conditions apply to Republic of Korea licences, these must be accompanied by an official translation, available for a fee, from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, 60 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E6AJ.

Special conditions apply to Canadian licences, provided documentary evidence can be produced that a test has been passed in a vehicle with manual transmission, and then a licence will be issued with both manual and automatic entitlement. Without this evidence, licences will be issued limited to automatics only.

Northern Ireland You may exchange your NI licence for a GB one if it was issued on or after 1 January 1976. You may also use your current Northern Ireland licence here until it runs out.

Passed 12th April
Amy Earl

Amy Earl

First time Pass

Passed 5th April
April Bonner


First time Pass

Passed 2nd April
Luke Pearson


First time Pass

Passed 21st March
Matthew Bruce

Luke Pearson

Passed 21st March
Matthew Pettit

Matthew Pettit

First time Pass

Passed 17th March
Zsuzsanna Chappell

Zsuzsanna Chappell

First time Pass

Passed 14th March
Annabelle Lamb


Passed 6th March
Megan Carter


First time Pass

Passed 26th February
Ben Varley

Ben Varley

Passed 14th February
Ben Howland


First time Pass

Passed 13th February
Maddy Thompson

Maddy Thompson

First time Pass

Passed 13th February
Maddy Thompson


First time Pass

Passed 3rd February
Steph Rueff


Passed 31st January

Ellie Grindrod


First time Pass

Passed 31st January
Amanda Slark


Passed 29th January

Ellie Grindrod


Passed 14th January
Mark Crowley


Passed 7th January

Jack Pollock


First Time Pass

Passed 3rd January
Sarah McDaniel


Passed 24th December
Daniel Phillips

Daniel phillips

First Time Pass

Passed 18th December
Natasha MacGregor

natasha mcgregor

Passed 4th December

Sarah Little

sarah li

Passed 26th November

Charlotte Steward

Charlotte Steward

Passed 22nd November
George Skinner


Passed 11th November
Sam Drummond


First Time Pass

Passed 6th November
Kerry Searle


First Time Pass

Passed 4th November
Jason Russell

jason rusell

Passed 20th October
Jamit Shah


Passed 11th October
Jordan Markey

jordan rusell

First Time Pass

Passed 11th October
Nadira Uddin

nadira uddin

First Time Pass

Passed 9th October
Kayleigh Lensen


Passed 4th October
Oliver Acutt


First Time Pass

Passed 27th September
Anish Thakrar


First Time Pass

Passed 27 September
Amy Sullivan

amy sulivan

First Time Pass

Passed 26th September
Alex Davis


Passed 24th September
Ryan Dale


First Time Pass

Passed 23rd September
Tom Barron


Passed 20th September
Emma Berry

emma berry

Passed 18th September
Nicola Rogers


First Time Pass

Passed 8th August
Sheila Farley


Passed 18th July
Daniel Butler


First Time Pass

Passed 17 July
Alice Dungate


First Time Pass

Passed 17 July
Taylor Anderson


Passed 5th July
Charlie Swallow


Passed 22nd April
Artur Muchegyan


Passed 20th March
Pena Mason


First Time Pass

Passed 1st March
Charlene Sumner


Passed 20th February
Conor O'Donovan


Passed 19th February
Philippa Woodley


First Time Pass

Passed 15th February
Ellesse Jones


First Time Pass

Passed 13th February
Alex Pullen


Passed 25th January
Paul Skilton

Paul Skilton

First Time Pass

Passed 10th January
Clare Singers


First Time Pass

Passed 7th January
Alex Lamb


Passed 31st December
Sophie Brewster


Passed 11th December
Meggan Morris of Caterham

Meggan Morris

First Time Pass

Passed 3rd December
Katie Earl of Chaldon


First Time Pass

Passed 29th November
Alan from Kenley


First Time Pass

Passed on 25 October
Cameron Fitzgerald from Redhill


First Time Pass

Passed on 23 September
Connor Devlin from Caterham


First Time Pass

assed 30 August
Emma Morris of Caterham


First Time Pass

Passed 25th August
Philippa Oxford of Caterham


First Time Pass

Passed 21 August
Alex Reiley of Caterham


Passed 8th August
Jassmine Collins of Warlingham


First time Pass

Passed 7th August
Daniel of Caterham

daniel of caterham

Passed 5th July

Kayleigh Paschley of Caterham


Passed 25th June
Peter Wackenier of Caterham


First Time Pass

Passed 18th April
Nicola of Godstone


Passed 7th April
Nina Collomosse of Kenley

nina collomose

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