What driving licences are accepted?

Contents of FAQ

If you hold a full UK driving licence and you are not currently disqualified, then the process is nice and easy, we may require a DVLA Check Code.

Non-UK Driving Licences

If you have a non-UK Driving Licence but you are a resident of the United Kingdom, or planning to work over in the UK as an Expat, then there may be a few extra conditions you may need to meet.

What are the conditions?

Northern Ireland Driving Licence

If you hold a Driving Licence issued in Northern Ireland, we can accept this so long as it is a full licence and is valid.

Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey

All driving licences issued in either Gibraltar, Jersey or Guernsey will be accepted so long as you have been resident of the UK for less than 12 months, if you have been in the UK for 12 months or more, you will need to exchange your driving licence for one that is UK issued.

Isle of Man

If you have an Isle of Man issued driving licence, we can accept this so long as you have been resident in the UK for less than 12 months, if you have been in the United Kingdom for 12 months plus, you will need to exchange your driving licence for a UK issued version.

Designated Countries*

If you have a driving licence issued in Andorra, Australia, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland or Zimbabwe then we can accept your driving licence so long as you have not been a resident in the UK for less that 12 months. If you have been in the United Kingdom for 12 months plus, you will need to exchange your driving licence for one that is UK issued.

EU or EEA

If you have a licence issued in the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), we can accept this so long as it is valid and complies with the categories required.

Other Countries

If your country is not listed above but you have been resident in the UK for less than 12 months, then we can accept it on the basis that it is valid and covers the relevant vehicle categories. If you have been in the country longer than 12 months, then you will need to apply for a provisional licence and pass a practical driving test to obtain a UK issued licence.

Correct Address

It is really important that you have the correct address on your UK licence, failure to do so, could result in a fine of up to £1,000. You can update your driving licence address by clicking on the highlighted link.

Quick Licence Checker

Driving LicenceUnderwriting Criteria
UK IssuedFull and Valid Licence Required
Ireland IssuedFull and Valid Licence Required
EU/EEA IssuedFull and Valid Licence Required
Gibraltar IssuedFull and Valid Licence Required
and resident of the UK for less than 12 months
Jersey IssuedFull and Valid Licence Required
and resident of the UK for less than 12 months
Guernsey IssuedFull and Valid Licence Required
and resident of the UK for less than 12 months
Isle of ManFull and Valid Licence Required
and resident of the UK for less than 12 months
Designated Countries*
Andorra, Australia, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland or Zimbabwe
Full and Valid Licence Required
and resident of the UK for less than 12 months
Other CountriesFull and Valid Licence Required
and resident of the UK for less than 12 months.
If you have been in the country longer than 12 months, then you will need to apply for a provisional licence and pass a practical driving test to obtain a UK issued licence.

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