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Question about a Foreign National with a driving license

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Question about a Foreign National with a driving license from own country (Brasil) who is now resident in the UK. Normally 6 months is allowed for such a person to obtain their UK License but that has been impossible with COVID 19. I had read an extension had been given for foreigner's but difficult to get clarity from DVLA.

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Hi there,

Anyone with a foreign valid full licence can drive type of vehicle shown on their licence for up to 12 months from the time you started living in GB.

To continue to drive after this you must pass your driving test before the 12-month period ends.

it is for the period of 12 months , and not 6 months that foreign national can drive on their foreign driving license.

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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Thank you for your response but what happens after the 12 months as COVID has been ongoing for 2 years. Is there an extension after the 12 months as impossible to get driving test.

Unfortunately, there is no extension on this due to COVID 19.

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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Ok, Thanks.

You are welcome. Thanks again