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i was wondering since i haven't got an UK license but an EU license - will i have the same procedure of just showing it???
WHERE WAS THE PLACE OF ISSUE ie WHICH COUNTRY?
IF ITS FROM ANY OF THESE YOU SHOULD BE OK
- Isle of Man
- New Zealand *
- United Kingdom
- United States
so that sounds promising!!
just one thing less to think of ... not that i wouldn't pass the test but still ....
Used UK old style paper licence initially. On a temp visa you can do this for 4 years: no temp visa lasts longer than this. No problem at all with: hiring from major or small companies, or Bunnings ('B and Q'), driving works cars, buying, registering, insuring and using car or motorbike, getting points for speeding. The ID issue was a minor one, and the use of a UK licence with a redundant address on it is not good. (My advice, change the address to a parents address before you leave)Once you have a permanent visa you have 3 months, and it really is as easy as stated in posts above. The official info suggests you have to surrender your UK licence, but this wasn't even mentioned.
The drop in insurance costs on getting the SA licence isn't much, so if you're temporary, delay the SA licence till a permanent visa forces the issue.
ps UK: 2 speeding convictions in 27 years. SA: 3 in 20 months (careful, accident free driver)
UK: 1 breath test ever. SA: 4 in 20 months (2 in 1 afternoon) (all 5 read zero, by the way)
Do you have to do a sight test too as you do in WA, VIC etc as well? Wish they would standardize the whole system :)
My experience of this is I did'nt get around to exchanging my licence for 6 months, i was a bit sloppy in this and probably lucky that there was no problems, I never had to take a sit down test, i just paid what seemed like loads of money at the time for a 3 year licence.
Plus they don't keep your UK licence any more here in Adelaide.
Blimy this an old post dug up