If you’re visiting Northern Ireland and hold a Great Britain (GB) or a community licence issued in a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA) you can drive any vehicle provided your licence is valid and it shows the suitable full entitlement for the vehicle you wish to drive.
Can you drive on a provisional license in Northern Ireland?
Cross-border issues. Southern learner drivers cannot drive in the North on an Irish provisional licence/learner’s permit.
Can I drive in Ireland with a UK provisional licence?
If you hold a UK driving licence, you can drive in Ireland if you live in the UK and are visiting Ireland. You are no longer able to drive on your UK licence if you live in Ireland. You can still exchange it for an Irish licence provided the licence is valid or is not expired for more than 1 year.
Can I drive with provisional driving Licence outside UK?
No, you can’t drive abroad with a provisional UK driving licence. Do I need a special licence to drive in Europe? Currently, you can use your full valid UK driving licence to drive in any country in the EU or EEA. To drive in countries outside the EU you may also need to get an International Driving Permit (IDP).
Is there a difference between UK and Northern Ireland driving Licence?
Changes made to the format of Great Britain driving licences effective from 8 June 2015 have no effect on licences from the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) in Northern Ireland (NI). NI licences are still made up of two parts, a plastic photocard and paper part which is known as the paper counterpart.
Can you drive in Northern Ireland with N plates?
Novice drivers can drive on the motorway and do not have to have an accompanying driver with them. However, a novice driver may not act as an accompanying driver for a learner (so no L and N plates on the one vehicle). … Also, as a newly qualified driver, the penalty point threshold for disqualification is lower.
Is a Northern Irish driving Licence valid in England?
You can use your Northern Ireland (NI) licence here until it runs out. When it runs out you can apply for a GB licence. You can exchange a full NI ordinary licence for a full GB ordinary licence if your NI licence was issued on or after 1 January 1976.
Will my UK driving licence be valid in Ireland after Brexit?
In a no-deal Brexit scenario, as a resident in Ireland, your UK driving licence will not be valid to drive here in Ireland.
Do I need a green card to drive from Northern Ireland to Republic of Ireland?
Green Card insurance documents which have been required for Northern Ireland motorists post-Brexit to drive in the Republic will no longer be required, the European Commission has said.
Is Ireland or Northern Ireland part of the UK?
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), since 1922, comprises four constituent countries: England, Scotland, and Wales (which collectively make up Great Britain), as well as Northern Ireland (variously described as a country, province or region).
What happens if you get caught driving on a provisional licence?
It’s illegal to drive on a provisional licence without a qualified driver beside you. If you are caught, you’ll receive a fine and penalty points. … If any other offences such as dangerous driving are included then you may have a longer ban, and have to resit an extended test as well.
Which countries accept UK licence?
UK drivers are able to take to the roads with their native licence in Sweden, Italy and Spain, without having to jump through any further regulatory hoops. In Finland, Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand, a British licence is nearly as useful, being valid for 12 months, which will more than suit anyone going on holiday.
Can I drive in Europe with UK provisional licence?
You need to carry your UK driving licence with you. You do not need an international driving permit ( IDP ) to visit and drive in the EU , Switzerland, Iceland or Liechtenstein. You might need an IDP to drive in some EU countries and Norway if you have: a paper driving licence.
Is a provisional driving licence a valid UK driving licence?
The provisional driving licence allows you to drive on all UK roads except motorways before you pass your driving test. But you must be supervised by your driving instructor or any other driver over the age of 21 who has held a full driving licence for at least three years.
Why does HMRC asking for Northern Ireland driving licence?
Those dealing with HMRC online for the first time will be required to verify their identity. HMRC worked quickly with the Driving and Vehicle Licencing Agency to enable people to use a GB driving licence to verify their identity for SEISS.
How long does it take to get a provisional driving licence in Northern Ireland?
DVA aims to deliver your driving licence to you within three weeks of receiving your application. It may take longer if your health or personal details have to be checked. You need to wait for your new licence to arrive before driving. Allow at least three weeks for your licence to arrive before contacting DVA.