Hi Is it compulsory to change your drivers licence to a French one when you decide to reside in France full time, ie over 6 months of the year? Thanks for any advice as id hate to be driving ilegally.
You can get a French replacement for an expired photo licence but you will have to first get a certificate of driving entitlement from DVLA confirming which categories of vehicle you are still entiltled to drive. Of course in the mena time you would be driving illegally without a valid licence - or walking.
Easiest thing is probably to change it to a French one before it expires - but you may loose some entitlements or may need a medical to maintain them.
Interesting replies - I wonder how I am affected as I have never changed my UK driver licence to a photo licence and still have my original paper licence!
Does anyone know the position of the law on this one or am I also driving illegally?