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If you are a UK tourist in Europe, the EU site also has some information - e.g. lost/stolen licence: contact the local police and then talk to the embassy/consulate (for the UK, they'll just refer you to the DVLA). http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/vehicles/driving-licence/driving-licence-loss-theft-replacement/index_en.htm If your licence was stolen, ...


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Converting my earlier comment to an answer .... A US citizen residing overseas is not required to have a US driver's license to drive in the USA. Your foreign license is acceptable, assuming it is in English or is accompanied by a valid IDP (International Drivers Permit) AND that the country of issuance is party to the international agreement for IDPs. ...


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What matters is the country of residence. You did not write that explicitely but it sounds as if your friend might have been a Dutch resident (possibly "borrowing" his or her parents' car regularly). I have heard similar stories about German citizens driving a German car with a German driving license (not even close to the border), the issue is that the ...


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Inside the EU, the country of issue of your driving license should be irrelevant. What is important is that the registration of the car matches your country of residence. And even so, it only really matters in your own country of residence ; you can go on holiday to Italy from Sweden and rent a car there. The police officer may assume that you are doing ...


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To accomodate the people living in/around Baarle-Nassau, there's bound to be some special rules between Belgium and the Netherlands, but I don't know them - but in general the rule is that a car should be registered in the country where it is used. The point is that taxes associated with the car are meant to contribute to the society that has expenses (e.g. ...


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Is your foreign license in English? I spent literally years driving rental cars on and off in the US on my Australian license. The rental companies didn't care, and neither did the cops for the couple of times that I got pulled over - even for the one time I couldn't get off with a warning and I had to go to see the judge and pay a fine1. The only caveat ...


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As Li Zhi said, showing an ID is for the protection of the hotel. Hotels are in a very risky business, that is, letting complete strangers stay in their rooms. Any said stranger could easily steal things, or destroy things. As for why some hotels copy them: that's so they have proof who was in the room, should any legal need arise. When I worked at a hotel,...


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Showing ID is to protect the Hotel/Motel from theft (or perhaps other criminal activity). I have been asked for ID, and very, very rarely has the ID been copied. A passport should do the same job, and that's not an identity theft issue, is it? I don't see the identity theft issue with a driver's license, but perhaps it's widely used in your country. If you'...


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You can use other forms of ID if you prefer, but the hotel typically wants a recorded proof of who you are (with many rooms being prepaid, this is understandable); and sometimes it's even legally required. As mentioned, there is nothing on a Driver's License that would not be public information and legally available to anyone, if someone cares to dig for it....


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I have never been allowed to check into a hotel in the US without showing ID. I assume they record it. There is nothing on a driver's license that wouldn't be available from public records easily except the driver's license number itself, which is useless from an identity-theft point of view.


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No. See https://www.gov.uk/driving-nongb-licence. You may use your Florida license for up to one year after becoming a resident. Leaving the UK and reentering does not change the date on which you became a resident.


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For Illinois, nformation regarding driving licences for immigrants with permanent resident status or a nonimmigrant visa is available here. The relevant conditions for your status appear to be: Are an alien lawfully admitted for permanent or temporary residence Have a valid, unexpired nonimmigrant visa or nonimmigrant visa status To get an ...


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You don't need a Driver's license if you're just visiting for a couple months. An international driver's license will do, and most often your own country's driver's license is all you need to rent a car. The international driver's license is only a translation of your driver's license in a bunch of other languages, and is meant to be presented with the ...


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Technically, you could, but not in every state. From US Immigration and Customs Enforcement website: Who is eligible for a driver’s license or ID? Any F, M or J nonimmigrant in lawful status may apply for a driver’s license or ID card, per state or territorial law. The nonimmigrant must present necessary supporting documents required to verify ...



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