I have been living in the Netherlands for more than 6 months but I still haven't changed my driving license from Malaysia(with English writing on it), which is still valid. Now I can't driving in the Netherlands anymore with this license.

However can I drive in Belgium with this license, even though I've been in EU for more than 6 months?

  • I suspect that you can, but I do not know.
    – phoog
    Commented Dec 25, 2018 at 16:49
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    "Living in the Netherlands" sounds very much like something that belongs on our sister site Expatriates SE.
    – TooTea
    Commented Dec 25, 2018 at 20:11
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    Check carefully. I cannot speak for Belgium and the Netherlands but it is common that the rules for visitors and residents are not the same. For example, even if a visitor could use their licence for a year, the limit might be less for a resident.
    – badjohn
    Commented Dec 26, 2018 at 8:46
  • I believe this question has been put on hold wrongly. This is about traveling to Belgium and driving there for a short time. It's not about immigration or moving anywhere. Commented Dec 28, 2018 at 16:57

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According to this webpage from the Belgian federal governement, a Malaysian drivers license is valid in Belgium : https://mobilit.belgium.be/nl/wegverkeer/rijbewijs/vreemde_rijbewijzen/niet_europese_rijbewijzen

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    And being a resident in the Netherlands does not stop that.
    – Willeke
    Commented Dec 26, 2018 at 10:11

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