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i lost my german driving license in the uk i resident in uk

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i lost my german driving license in the uk i resident in uk about 6 years what i should do now im a coach driver in one agency my license been already in the court because of speeding driving the court give me 3 points and 60 pounds fine my license should be register in the uk or not thanks
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Street Legal replied 6 years ago.

You can use your German driving licence in the UK to drive coaches until you are 45 or for 5 years after taking up full-time residence in the UK. However, after that point in time, you must apply for a full UK licence. There is no test to take but a fee is payable.


If you have a vocational driving licence (that is one which allows you to drive coaches) you must register your license with the DVLA.


This link will give you further information.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.


But i lost it and have only a copy and i need the original to register. What do I have to do as i dont live in german anymore to have an address to ask for a replacement and it will be very difficult for me to go there now. Should i take an english licence from school now? or is there any way of registering for counterpart or getting the english license through the german copy only? Thanks

Expert:  Street Legal replied 6 years ago.

Your options are to apply for a replacement licence from Germany using your UK address or taking the UK test.


DVLA will only swap a current European driving licence for a UK licence if you have a license to show them.

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