If you are a visitor, resident or student in Great Britain and still have a International licence issued in the country you have come from, there are certain conditions that affect how long you can drive, and what you can drive in Great Britain.
At Nolan School of Motoring we have a great deal of experience in dealing with overseas drivers who hold an international licence and who are looking to get a full UK licence. Our prices are very competitive and we offer a wide range of teaching methods so your learning transfer is faster saving you money on tuition fees.
If you are the holder of an ordinary driving licence or a valid international driving permit, you can drive any category of small vehicle shown on your licence. You will be able to drive for up to 12 months from the time you became a resident.
To ensure continuous driving entitlement a provisional GB licence must have been obtained and a driving test(s) passed before the 12-month period elapses.
If you obtain a provisional licence during this period, you are not subject to provisional licence conditions eg displaying ‘L’ plates or being supervised by a qualified driver or being precluded from motorways.
If you don’t pass a test within the 12-month concessionary period you cannot drive as a full licence holder, and provisional licence conditions will apply.
If you wish to continue driving you must apply for a British provisional licence with a view to passing a driving test. Provisional licence conditions will then apply.
If you don’t apply for a provisional licence within the first 12 months you must stop driving.
New residents who hold a vocational licence (minibus, bus or lorry entitlement) must not drive large vehicles until they have passed the relevant GB driving test.
Driving test candidates are required to pass a motor car (category B) test first before applying for provisional entitlement for larger vehicles.
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