Brits in France: Tell us your driving licence situation

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The Local - [email protected] • 12 Mar, 2021 Updated Fri 12 Mar 2021 10:04 CEST
Brits in France: Tell us your driving licence situation
The first French smart card driver's license is pictured on the former French driving license, on September 11, 2013 in Paris. This secured new driver's license, integrating an electronic chip, will be put into circulation on September 16, 2013. This new license would improve the fight against fraud. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

The situation around driving licences for Brits who live in France has been massively complicated by Brexit, with currently a complete block on exchanges due to the lack of a reciprocal agreement between France and the UK.


This is causing major hardship for people whose licences have already expired and who have no way to either renew them or exchange for a French licence, while many others are worried about the increasingly short timeframe for exchange even after an agreement is reached.

We would like to try and gain an idea of the scale of the problem, so please share your experiences of successful or unsuccessful driving licence exchanges with us.


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