In many places in Europe, certain car rental agencies have policies that require that the driver have held a driver's license for a certain minimum amount of time (e.g. 1 or 2 year minimums are common). How is this minimum applied when the license is transferred between countries?
For example, between living in Canada and the US, I have had a drivers license for about 10 years. However, I recently moved to Germany where the local regulations require me to exchange my license for a local German one. I've exchanged my drivers license for a German one. The new German one has the date of the exchange as the date of issue but also notes the number and issuing authority of my previous license but no indication of how long I had held the previous license.
If this exchange date is within the last year, am I eligible to rent a car from an agency which requires the driver to have held a license for the past year? What proof can I offer to show that I have in fact held a driver's license for longer than a year?