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I have been banned from driving until next week just found

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I have been banned from driving until next week just found out that I have to resist my driving test otherwise I won't be able to drive
My driving licence is an exchange driving licence it is not an uk licence and I can easily go back to my country and get my licence back anytime , the question that I have is if would be ok for me to drive on my original licence or I still have to pass the test.
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

No, you will have to take the test to drive in the UK.

You are banned from driving in the UK until you have passed.

Whether you have a valid licence from other jurisdiction is a non issue. You remain banned.

I'm sorry if that is bad news.

Can I clarify anything for you?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That is fair enough but what if the person that needs to pass the test does not speak any English whatsoever
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What it says on the dvla site is that I am banned until next week is doesn't say that unti pass
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still there
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

If the court order was to take an extended test then it doesn't matter what the DVLA say or not.

Not speaking English is no defence I'm afraid.