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Review exchange of designated country driving licences for 5+ year residents

Submitted by Vitaliy Shcherbanyuk on Tuesday 1st June 2021

Published on Tuesday 8th June 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 8th December 2021

Current Signatures: 12
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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5 years ~ Abolished ~ country ~ drivers ~ Equal ~ FIVE YEARS ~ Government ~ It ~ Rule ~ The Government ~ UK

Petition Action

Review exchange of designated country driving licences for 5+ year residents

Petition Details

The Government should abolish the requirement for residents to exchange a driving licence within 5 years or adjust the rule so it counts from the moment a particular country is designated, to give equal rights to all UK residents who might want to exchange a driving licence.

Additional Information

Currently, drivers from designated countries can only exchange them up to 5 years after becoming residents in the UK. Unfortunately, many UK residents with valid non-UK driving licences have been trapped and discriminated against due to the fact that they didn't have an opportunity to exchange their licence before their country has become a designated, and are still unable to do it after it has become designated because they have been the residents for over five years.


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