Is Northern Ireland driving Licence different to UK?

Is a Northern Irish driving Licence valid in England?

You can use your Northern Ireland (NI) licence here until it runs out. When it runs out you can apply for a GB licence. … You can take a driving test in GB using your NI provisional licence, or your full licence that gives you provisional entitlement to drive the relevant vehicle as a learner.

Which countries driving Licence is valid in UK?

You’re able to drive in the UK for 12 months on a license issued in a ‘designated country’, which includes:

  • Australia.
  • Barbados.
  • Hong Kong.
  • Monaco.
  • Singapore.
  • Falkland Islands.
  • Republic of Korea.
  • South Africa.

Is a UK driving Licence valid in Ireland after Brexit?

While the UK has left the EU, a transition period was agreed that allowed for the exchange of driving licences to continue. That transition period ends on the 31st of December 2020. If you are resident in Ireland and using a UK licence to drive it will no longer be valid to drive in Ireland after this date.

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Can I use my UK provisional licence in Northern Ireland?

A GB or community licence issued on the strength of a licence from a designated country will be valid for driving in NI for 12 months only and is acceptable for exchange purposes.

Can I drive in UK with EU driving Licence after Brexit?

EU licence-holders visiting the UK can continue to drive using their EU licence without needing an International Driving Permit. … This means an EU licence must be changed to a UK licence at the age of 70 or three years after the holder becomes resident, whichever is the later.

Can you have 2 driving Licences UK?

In the UK it is not possible to apply for a licence if you already hold another licence. However, it’s currently not an offence to hold more than one licence more generally. To comply with the Directive, we need to change the law to stop drivers holding more than one EU/EEA driving licence.

Can I drive in Ireland if banned in UK?

Driving bans are now mutually recognised on both sides of the Irish border due to a change in the law. … The law change gives effect to a road safety agreement signed between the UK and Irish governments in 2015. Drivers banned in their home jurisdiction would not be able to drive in the other as they have no licence.

Does my Irish car insurance cover me in the UK?

Yes, you are covered to drive in the following countries: Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. Your policy is also automatically extended to cover you to travel to EU member states for up to 90 days in any period of insurance.

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Can I use my UK driving licence in Ireland?

If you hold a UK driving licence, you can drive in Ireland if you live in the UK and are visiting Ireland. … You can still exchange it for an Irish licence provided the licence is valid or is not expired for more than 1 year. You will continue to be licensed during the exchange process.

Can I have a UK and EU driving Licence?

Will my driving licence be valid? Yes, most UK drivers are still able to use their normal driving licence to drive in EU countries. There are some exceptions and what is called an International Driving Permit (IDP) may be needed. An IDP can be bought at Post Offices for £5.50.

Is a UK drivers licence an international licence?

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is an official, multi-language translation of your driving licence. … You won’t need an IDP if you have a photocard driving licence issued in the UK and you’re driving in the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein. You might need an IDP to drive outside of Europe.

Is my Swiss driving Licence valid in UK?

In terms of driving a car or motorbike, Swiss licences are valid in the UK on exactly the same basis as those from the 15 ‘designated countries’ mentioned above. This means you can drive on your original licence for 12 months after becoming a resident, with a 5-year period to exchange it for a GB licence.