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Help with drive license, ub82ln UK ,no I haven’t yet, I hold

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Help with drive license
JA: What location was this in? And have you consulted a local lawyer?
Customer: ub82ln UK ,no I haven’t yet
JA: Was a citation issued? Was a court date set?
Customer: I hold Italian drive license but I moved to uk now and I would like advice about I ban I had on my Italian driving license 6 years ago
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I would like to chat with someone and explain the situation
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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Hello I need advice for my drive license

Go on?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I hold an Italian drive license ,passed my test in Italy , In 2017 I was banned (suspended ) for 3 months because I overcrossed alcohol limit and for this I had to pay 800£ fine and to reobtain my new drive license I had to go trough medical cometee doing blood test to prove I don’t drink

So what is your question?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I passed and they realease me a new drive license valid for 2 years , and so it was every 2 years to renew my license I had to do blood test and pass medical cometee …
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
The current drive license I hold now expired last July 2021 (was valid for 2 years ) if I want to renew it in Italy I would have to do blood test again , I moved to UK now …no longer in Italy , and I want to understand if I can exchange it with an uk one …because I have no longer nothing in Italy

Thank you.

I am sorry but I cannot give you good news. I'm afraid you are in difficulty here.

I have to tell you the truth.

If your licences lapsed then you can't exchange it in the UK. You can renew it in Italy I suppose although I won't know the procedures there as I practise it England Wales. Or you can apply for a new licence in the UK

Im really sorry but that is the position.

I am sorry but I have to tell you the truth.

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The ultimate decision comes from a county court judge in a civil case or from the magistrate in a criminal case heard in the magistrates court or the jury in Crown Court.

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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Can I apply for an UK drive license and to test ? I want to mention my Italian drive license it’s not revoked

Yes, you can apply for a UK provisional.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Even if I already hold a eu drive license but it’s expired ?


Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I did asked DVLA and they said I can’t as in the sistem will result that I already have an eu drive license ??

Yes, it will but you can apply for a provisional.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
after the provisional can I obtain the permanent one ?


Customer: replied 10 days ago.
By lapsed drive license you mean expired ? If so DVLA said I can exchange it as long as I have the oroginal …I’m confused

Then that is wrong.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I need to be sure because I cannot afford to loose my current license

You will lose your current licence, as I have said.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Ok thank you very much

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