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Driving in UK

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Driving in UK

Is a British citizen with full uk old style uk driving licence but now a Canadian resident with full Canadian licence able to drive a hire car in the ?

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1. Re: Driving in UK

You do not need a UK licence in order to hire a car.

As long as you have a valid licence, and you meet any age requirements, you will be ok.

Check T&C with each individual hire company.

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2. Re: Driving in UK

As said, you won't need your UK licence, suspect it won't be valid anyway if you're not living at the address on the licence.

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It is actually an offence to hold a UK driving licence that does not have your current address on it, so I would not even think about using it. You may well be able to rent with it, but if stopped by the police or involved in an accident you will be in trouble! Use your Canadian licence as stated above. AFAIK your UK licence should have been returned to DVLA when you left the country, as is the case when someone gives up driving due to ill health/age/personal choice or dies.

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4. Re: Driving in UK

Which old style licence? The red book ones are no longer valid

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"Which old style licence? The red book ones are no longer valid"

Where have you been these past 40 years? There were green licences after the red books and pink licences after the green licences. We now have little plastic cards.

Green and pink licences are still valid.

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