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Questions tagged [driving-licenses]

Issues related to the official documents necessary to operate a motor vehicle.

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Is a German driver’s license valid in Florida? [duplicate]

Morning everyone, I have a German driver's license and am planning to do a trip to Miami for 2 weeks, I was looking online for car to rent and I've found this: General Rental Information ...
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Do I need an IDP for California, Utah, Arizona, or Nevada?

I'm travelling through the Western USA — California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada — and have only whole a 'paper' UK driving full driving licence (no photograph). Is this adequate with my passport, or do ...
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Renting a car in the USA with a driver's licence issued by another country than the passport

Is it required, when renting a car in the US, that the country issuing the driver's license is the same as the passport's one? Both are from a EU country, if that matters (passport is French and ...
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Can a US Citizen drive in California with a foreign Driver's License? If currently a resident in CA but moved recently?

Can a US Citizen with a foreign Driver's License drive in California? If they recently moved to the USA and is currently a resident of California?
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Exchanged uk for eu license car hire

I have held full uk driving license for 30 years and am in the process of exchanging it for a Spanish one. When I receive my new Spanish license can I use it to hire a car in the uk immediately or ...
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Which drivers license to use in the EU

My wife is going to rent a car in Switzerland and will be driving through France. She is a French citizen and has a French license, but she has a green card and a US license also. She is residing ...
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Will a driving offence in the Netherlands in my UK registered car be added to my UK licence?

I have recently made a huge mistake and drove my car in the Netherlands while I was over the legal drinking limit. They took my license from me but I need to drive home, will I be able to get onto the ...
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An American driving in Europe — what to learn? [closed]

I've been driving over 20 years, but never outside the US. European driving is quite different, I hear, both rule of the road and other drivers' habits. If I was to drive in Europe what should I learn ...
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Can you drive in Oregon, USA using Texas, USA Learner's Permit? [duplicate]

For an adult (age 24yrs), is it legal to drive using learner's permit from TX in OR state?
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Must US-issued enhanced driver licenses have a full middle name?

I understand that a US-issued enhanced driver license (or ID card) is a special form of REAL ID. The difference from regular REAL ID is the holder not only had to prove legal presence in the US, but ...
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Can a person with dutch residence permit drive with non-eu driving license in Belgium? [closed]

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 ...
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Driving car in Toronto on Australian Drivers License

Just wanted to know if I can legally drive a car in Toronto, Canada on an Australian drivers license?
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Can I get a driving license on a visitor visa?

I currently have a visitor visa for 8 months. I have never gotten a license in my own country as I never needed it, but in NZ it's a bit tricky to get around without one, so I'm considering studying/...
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Driving and renting a car in the Netherlands and Belgium with a license that is less than 1 year old

I will be going to a festival in Belgium next year. I'm going with 3 other friends. We all hold valid driving license, but mine will be 3 days shy of 1 year since I got it (edit: i'm 28 so age is not ...
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Which countries require an International Drivers Permit? [closed]

This question discusses driving in a specific country (Austria), but it raised a point I did not realize: some countries require an International Drivers Permit (IDP) to drive. I was always under the ...
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Residence cancelled in EU, validity of drivers license issued in one of EU state?

I moved out of EU with valid drivers license (issued in EU member state - Denmark ) to another non EU country, is it still possible to drive with that drivers license back in EU (Hungary, Austria, ...
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American renting car in UK

We're planning a road trip to the UK next month and have a couple of questions. I tried calling Budget at Heathrow but couldn't get through to speak with a person. Q1: I did rent a car in Leeds from ...
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Driving in Poland as a European [closed]

I plan to go to Poland soon and I might need a rental car. What are the documents needed to drive in Poland as a European? Is my national driving license enough?
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Driving a 125 ccm motorcycle in Spain with EU licence

In Spain they allow drivers holding a Spanish B licence (for cars) to drive 125 ccm motorcycles without further training or applying for a licence. So, once you have the B, even if it does not ...
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Driving a 125cc motorcycle in the UK with French licence

I have imported a 125cc motorcycle from France to the UK, and registered and insured it there. I have a French 125cc licence ("permis A1"), which is a car driving licence ("permis B") + a one-day ...
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Buying a car in Mexico as a non-resident

I'm planning to go to Mexico this winter, buy a cheap used car/van and start going south. The intinerary is not really strict, thought I'd cross different countries (perhaps I'll reach Chile?). What ...
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EU driver's license valid in the Philippines

I'm from Belgium and I have a Belgian drivers license (for just over 1 year). In December I will be going to the Philippines. Do I need an international driver's license or can I use my Belgian one?
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Getting a motorcycle license in France

In order to obtain a motorcycle license in France (permis A1 for example), must one necessarily possess a car driver's license? Is there any way to legally drive motorcycles in France without having ...
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Can the Czech Republic revoke a UK driving licence and impose a ban?

If a UK citizen residing in the Czech Republic receives a driving ban for a minor offence (not displaying a front numberplate) and he holds a UK driving licence, do the Czech authorities have have the ...
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Can I tow a travel trailer or 5th wheel in the US with a foreign licence? [closed]

I’m planning an RV trip around the central US (TX, NM, AZ, NV, CA, UT, CO, KS, OK). We were originally planning to rent a class A motorhome but are now considering renting a 3/4 or 1 ton truck and a ...
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Driving in Kenya while in Ontario's graduated licensing system (G1 or G2)

According to this, if you hold a valid Canadian driver's license, you can drive in Kenya (due to both being Commonwealth nations). However, I was not able to find how this relates to the graduated ...
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Driving in California with a foreign driver license [closed]

I've recently moved to California as a postdoctoral researcher. I'm here with the J-1 visa (exchange visitor program) which expires after one year. I'm planning to rent a car to visit California. So ...
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Are there any motor scooters that do not require a driving license in India?

In a lot of countries some (under powered) scooters do not need a driving license. For India a stranger on the internet claimed that you do not need a driving license for gearless scooters under 50cc ...
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What happens to my overseas driver's license after I exchange it in the UK? [closed]

I'm currently in the UK on a working visa. I know that after I've been here for one year, I will need to exchange my Australian driver's license for a UK one if I want to drive. I've been told that ...
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How are driver license minimums applied when a license has recently been transferred between counties?

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)...
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Is there a way to get an International Driver's Permit while outside of your home country?

A Hungarian and Belgian are currently visiting my work in Australia, and they're unable to drive as their licenses aren't in English. In theory an IDP would work, but it's unclear if there's any way ...
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Renting a car without driver's license in Spain

my wife and I are going on holiday to Menorca soon and we were thinking of renting a car. The problem is, she can drive and has a valid drivers license from non-EU country but doesn't have a credit ...
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Is a European driving license valid in Japan?

I have a European driving license. Would it be valid in Japan for a car or kart rental?
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Driving license for electric bikes in California?

Do I need a driving license for an electric bike in California?
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Driving through Switzerland with German license issued based on license banned in Switzerland [closed]

Several years ago I was a resident of Switzerland and attempted to trade my European but non-EU driver's license for a Swiss one. To do that, I had to take a road test which I unfortunately ended up ...
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Driving in the state of South Carolina and Georgia with a UK driving license

Can I drive in the state of south Carolina with a UK drivers license only? or do i need an additional international driving license as well?
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Can I ride a 50cc motorcycle in the UK with my NZ car licence?

I'm thinking of doing a motorcycle trip around the UK & Ireland later on this year. I have a NZ car licence and a "learners" motorcycle licence - Similar to an A1 licence in the UK. I understand ...
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Going to Germany, do I need an international driver license?

I'll be going to Germany in May for 3 weeks for a personal trip. However, there's a few places I want to visit that are not accessible by bus or train. I was thinking of renting a car. I was wondering ...
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Using a foreign driver's license in California when staying with a J-1 visa

I'm planning to attend a Californian university as a visiting scholar (not paid by the university) on a J-1 visa, for a total of four weeks; a colleague of mine will do the same, but for 12 weeks. I'...
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Can you drive with an international heavy vehicle license in New York a bus/truck? [closed]

Can you drive with a victoria heavy vehicle license in New York a bus/truck?
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Driver's License Points for non-local licenses [closed]

Many jurisdictions around the world have a points based system for measuring driving offences. In some places, like Italy, a new license holder starts off with a fixed number of points which are then ...
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How do rental car companies check if I've had my license for the required amount of time?

Rental car companies almost all have in their terms that the driver must have had a license for some amount of time, usually 1 to 5 years. However, on my driver's license it only shows the date that ...
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Do I lose points on my Luxembourg license when fined in Belgium, France, Netherlands or Germany?

The Luxembourg driver's license has a point system where points are deducted after an offense depending on the severity. I am wondering whether this also applies when I speed in Belgium, France, ...
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Expired license and registration while car traveling within the US

I am traveling by auto entirely within the US. No passport, didn't bring SS card, title or other papers. Emergency eldercare extended my visit, and both my registration and driver's license expired. ...
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Can I drive the car in UAE with my valid Indian license?

I am planning to go to Abu Dhabi for 3 days. I have a valid Indian license. Can I drive the car in the UAE with my Indian driving license? And what is the IDP? Where can I get this?
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Canada: Entry by vehicle

I renewed my enhanced driver's license. However, it has not arrived yet, and I’m supposed to drive to Canada tomorrow. If I have my old enhanced license with a temporary one attached to it, plus a ...
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How to translate a driver's license in Okinawa (for a French national)?

I will go soon to Okinawa, Japan, and am planning to rent a car there. I have a French driving license. Since France and Japan did not sign the same international conventions, an international ...
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Can I drive a car in Paris if I have an Indian driving licence?

I am going to Paris for a vacation with a few friends next month. I have my driving license issued in India. Can I drive a car there with this ID? If not, will any other ID let me to legally drive a ...
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Can I legally drive in France with an Indian driving licence?

I am travelling to France for a week during summer vacations and I'm planning to do a road trip with the family. Do I need to get an IDP, or is a valid Indian driving licence sufficient? I'll be ...
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International Driver's Permit Thailand [closed]

Is it possible to get an international driver's permit after visiting Thailand? If so how can I get one?