“This means, in a Brexit agreed for Irish residents, that the British driver`s licence will be recognised in Ireland until December 2020 and will be subject to the agreed transfer date. Have a valid Irish or European driver`s licence with higher vehicle categories; Be eligible for housing with an SPA number. In addition, an Irish driver`s licence is still recognised in the UK. An Irish driver`s licence is an EU driver`s licence and the UK has announced that it will continue to recognise EU driver`s licenses. For Brexit FAQs and driver`s licenses, click here. In addition, Ireland and the United Kingdom could later reach an agreement that would allow driver`s licences to be recognised. Nationals of certain third countries must pass an exam (theory and/or practice) before they can exchange their driver`s licence for a German licence. The embassy said that in a non-agreement scenario, British citizens would have to take the German exam if they exchanged their driver`s license after the date of Brexit. This situation is explained on the mobility side of the BmVI after Brexit (under the question “Will it be necessary to adapt to my driver`s licence?). The government has issued specific advice for each country. In some countries, you may need to take another driving test if you wait until the transition period is over.
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, but is currently in transition from Brexit. This means that most of the rules – including the rules of conduct – will remain unchanged until the end of 31 December. You can exchange your driver`s license with the municipality where you live. For more information on how to exchange a driver`s licence, visit the Road Transport Authority(RDW) website. Negotiations have been under way between the EU and the UK to reach a withdrawal agreement since 29 March 2017. While the UK will no longer participate in any of the European institutions, EU law will apply to the UK until the end of the so-called transition period.