I am planning to accure a driving license from UK. But my left eye is completed blank. In this case, is there any chance to get a driving license from UK?. I am not considered as a disability person in India. Doctors won't gives 40% disability certificates. What are the procedure I need to follow to get a driving license in UK.

  • Are you living in the UK, or in India? Do you have an Indian driving license that you're hoping to exchange? What do you mean by accure a driving license ?
    – Gagravarr
    Jan 9, 2016 at 11:42
  • I don't have any indian driving license. But have experience in driving in india. No license. There is very difficult for me to get a license.
    – Ajoybaby
    Jan 9, 2016 at 11:51
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    To get a UK driving license you need to be a resident here (in which case the question is off topic for this site...) If you're not a UK resident then the answer to your question is simple: there are no procedures to follow, you're not able to get a UK driving license.
    – djr
    Jan 9, 2016 at 12:26
  • @djr Good point. I'd assumed there was an intention to do this as a temporary resident (not much point otherwise) Jan 9, 2016 at 14:26

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Assuming you otherwise meet the sight requirements, partial vision in one eye (or even loss of one eye completely) won't prevent people getting a UK driving licence, though they need to consult an optician and inform the authorities of the situation:




Given this, you can presumably get a UK license in the same way as anyone else resident in the UK who doesn't have one & doesn't have an overseas license:


I would recommend that you first go and speak to a UK optician who will be able to verify whether you meet the eyesight requirements (they're used to checking this).

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