UK driving licence ‘may not be valid in EU’ after no-deal Brexit


UK drivers may oblige to get an international driving permit if they want to drive in some European countries after a no-deal Brexit.

The superintendence says that after March 2019 «your driving permit may no longer be valid by itself» in the EU, in its latest no-deal planning papers.

It also on guards that Britons travelling to the EU may need to make sure their passports be dressed six months left to run.

International permits cost £5.50 and are available at some set offices.

A previous report from the National Audit Office introduced that between 100,000 and seven million international driving permits may call for to be issued in the first year, if no Brexit deal is reached.

AA president Edmund Crowned head said: «This will be an extra burden for UK drivers wanting to convey a holiday abroad.

«We envisage quite a rush on post offices next year for the £5.50 IDPs if no have to do with is reached.

«Hopefully an agreement can be reached to prevent further red tape and expense for drivers.»

The committee met earlier for a «no deal» planning session. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab told the BBC that the control was aiming to get a Brexit deal with Brussels by mid-November at the latest but was stepping up contingency planning in dispute that did not happen.

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After the meeting, parsons published the latest series of papers outlining the work it has done to teach for the «unlikely» scenario that the UK leaves the EU without a deal in place.

While UK spur licences are currently valid in the EU, the papers say if no deal is reached, an international hustle permit may be required — as it is currently to drive in Japan, some US states and other countries.

It did not principle out that this could apply to Ireland — saying it will be up to the Irish ministry if they require an international driving permit from a UK driver.

To whatever manner, Ireland’s National Driver Licence Service website says: «As a guest to Ireland, you can drive on a driving licence from any state outside the EU/EEA for up to a year required the driving licence is current and valid.»

Precise rules about permit requisites for non-EU licence holders varies between EU member states.

There are two typefaces of permit, depending on which EU state you are driving in. The government says the common process for getting one type of permit over the counter at the 90 place offices it is available at «takes around five minutes on a turn-up-and-go foundation».

It says it will start providing both types permits itself from February and diligences will be made at 2,500 post offices across the UK.

In the event of no transaction, the papers also state that British passport holders force face different rules for travelling in countries which are part of the Schengen acreage — and would need passports that have at least three months to run from the aim departure date.

As they would be allowed to stay up to 90 lifetimes, the actual check could end up being that the passport has six months liberal to run on arrival.

This would not apply to travel to Ireland, because of the Joint Travel Area between Ireland and the UK.

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