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userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 6 February 2019 10:38 AM
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The following link

https://www.remaininfrance.org/uploads/3/4/9/1/3491737/driving_licences_faq.pdf

has been referred to here before.

Although it relates to UK ex-pats living in France, the advice should cover UK ex-pats in Germany too.
userWay2Go
Posted: 6 February 2019 10:54 AM
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Many thanks for the information. The German system was much quicker than the French by the looks of it. Sorry be be pedantic but we aren’t ex-pats we’re immigrants and we’re welcomed with open arms.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 6 February 2019 11:51 AM
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Wikipedia seems to think that “expat” would be applicable

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expatriate

but this (long) discussion suggests more subtlety.

https://girlvsglobe.com/expat-vs-immigrant-difference/

The advice on the remaininfrance webpage should apply to the ‘English abroad” (which, being pedantic, is what I am for a couple of months each year) expat or immigrant. Essentially, whatever happens Brexit-wise, popping back to the UK won’t involve ‘foreigners’ doing anything different to what they do now.
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Posted: 6 February 2019 5:50 PM
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Did you have outlet portals outside the Uk living as a resident- foreigner, who can renew your driving licence and passport? Not having a working- Permit.
userBulletguy
Posted: 6 February 2019 10:33 PM
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Way2Go - 2019-02-06 10:27 AM

As a member of the forgotten 1.3 million great unwashed who actually live in Europe it's almost impossible to find out "how things effect us regarding Brexit." Without opening up this to another Brexit debate I wonder if anyone knows how the 'English abroad' would fare when having to pop back to the island for family visits, etc.

We have German driving licences, German ADAC motor & breakdown insurance (including Green Cards) and both vehicles have German number plates.

Many thanks

You will be looked on as "foreign invaders" and viewed with great suspicion! Actually you will fly through the "EU passport holder only" side whilst the "third country" side will be rammed with Brits trying to get back into their own country!
userWay2Go
Posted: 7 February 2019 6:38 AM
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Bulletguy - 2019-02-06 10:33 PM

You will be looked on as "foreign invaders" and viewed with great suspicion! Actually you will fly through the "EU passport holder only" side whilst the "third country" side will be rammed with Brits trying to get back into their own country!


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It should only effect us once a year, and once a year is enough, for the annual Christmas present run
userWirehaired
Posted: 9 February 2019 3:36 PM
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Could anyone please tell me if there is a form to fill out?or is it just a case of taking the photo,driving licence,and passport?
userGeeco
Posted: 9 February 2019 11:53 PM
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It is interesting that as a "third country" traveller of all the airport passport controls we use LHR has the longest queues with the possible exception of Denpasar in Indonesia. (Denpasar in fact does not have queues it has total chaos!) Having said that the max time I can remember is around one hour. So it is not a major inconvienence in the scheme of things. Some would say waiting one hour to enter such a beautiful country should be considered no inconvienence! Cheers,
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 10 February 2019 7:31 AM
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Wirehaired - 2019-02-09 3:36 PM

Could anyone please tell me if there is a form to fill out?or is it just a case of taking the photo,driving licence,and passport?


The applicant for a UK-issued IDP is NOT involved in form-filling.

When visiting a UK Post Office branch that issues IDPs the ‘documentation’ requirements are as stated in my posting of 5 February 2019 6:06 PM on this thread’s 1st page.

As suggested earlier in this thread, the time spent obtaining an IDP at a Post Office branch is likely to depend on that branch’s staff’s familiarity with the procedure.
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Posted: 10 February 2019 1:07 PM
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Many thanks for that.
userHarveyHeaven
Posted: 12 February 2019 9:22 AM
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Way2Go - 2019-02-06 10:27 AM

As a member of the forgotten 1.3 million great unwashed who actually live in Europe it's almost impossible to find out "how things effect us regarding Brexit." Without opening up this to another Brexit debate I wonder if anyone knows how the 'English abroad' would fare when having to pop back to the island for family visits, etc.

We have German driving licences, German ADAC motor & breakdown insurance (including Green Cards) and both vehicles have German number plates.

Many thanks


I suspect not a single one of our numpty idiot officials will know the answer to this one as they won't have given it one seconds thought any more than they have given anything related to Brexit a seconds thought...good luck though!!
userMuswell
Posted: 12 February 2019 10:21 AM
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I think you might find that our "numpty idiot officials" cannot give you an answer because until our politicians have made their minds up they can't.
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Posted: 12 February 2019 11:03 AM
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Way2Go - 2019-02-06 10:27 AM

As a member of the forgotten 1.3 million great unwashed who actually live in Europe it's almost impossible to find out "how things effect us regarding Brexit." Without opening up this to another Brexit debate I wonder if anyone knows how the 'English abroad' would fare when having to pop back to the island for family visits, etc.

We have German driving licences, German ADAC motor & breakdown insurance (including Green Cards) and both vehicles have German number plates.

Many thanks


Here's what .gov.uk has to say about EU visitors.

EU drivers visiting or living in the UK after EU Exit
From 29 March 2019, in the event that there is no EU Exit deal, arrangements for EU and EEA licence holders who are visiting or living in the UK will not change.
Visitors with EU and EEA driving licences will not need an IDP to drive in the UK.
EU and EEA licence holders visiting the UK can continue to drive on valid EU and EEA licences.
EU and EEA car or motorcycle licence holders who are (or become) UK residents can drive in the UK using EU and EEA licences until they are 70 or for up until 3 years after they become resident, whichever date is the later. At this point an application would need to be made for a UK licence.
Different restrictions apply to EU and EEA lorry or bus licence holders who are (or become) UK residents.
For EU and EEA licence holders who passed their test in the EU or EEA, the UK will continue to exchange their licence.
EU and EEA licence holders who passed their test outside the EU or EEA have restrictions on licence exchange. As such, they may need to take a test to obtain a UK licence.
userWay2Go
Posted: 12 February 2019 11:46 AM
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HarveyHeaven, many thanks.

Colin, thanks the the information. Much appreciated.
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