I was recently convicted of a drink driving offence by a UK magistrates court. I am a temporary resident and have been residing in the UK for approx one year under a visa and have been driving with an Australian drivers licence. As a result of the conviction I was ordered to surrender my Australian licence to the DVLA as I was advised by my solicitors for the hearing not to have it present in case they asked for it. I am about to leave the country in 2 days however surrender of my licence will have ramifications elsewhere and I would like to know what legal basis they have to request surrender as from my research conducted it appears that there is no provisions under the acts regarding foreign licences only community licences from EEA states?
Sorry this does not really answer my question.
This is post conviction, as mentioned earlier I was ordered by the court at the end of the hearing to surrender my drivers licence to the court official, as I did not have it with me on the day due to previous legal advice I was ordered to surrender it via post to the DVLA.
My question was regarding this order to surrender my physical plastic photo drivers licence to the DVLA and what legal basis the court had to make this order, i,e. what specific legislation enabled them to lawfully request this action noting that my licence is from a foreign country?
Still no information?