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Indian Driving License Valid in UK????

Hello,

Am travelling to the UK from India(where I hold a valid driving License) and would like to know if it is valid in the UK.

I checked out this site:
http://www.dvla.gov.uk/drivers/drvi...her%20countries
and it says
"Provided your full licence remains valid, you can drive any category of
small vehicle shown on your licence for up to 12 months from the time you
became resident. To ensure continuous driving entitlement a provisional GB
licence must have been obtained and a driving test(s) passed before the 12
month period elapses. If you obtain a provisional licence during this
period, you are not subject to provisional licence conditions e.g.
displaying `L' plates or being supervised by a qualified driver or being
precluded from motorways."

Now I have been to the UK before(3 years back) - and I cant find out if this means that I cant drive it - or if I can still do so - I am going to be on a Business Visa on some work.

hoep someone can help with legalese???!!

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Get an International Driving Permit. It is probably available from your Indian AA. This is just a translation of your national permit and you need to carry both with you.

If you think that you are going to stay longer than 12 months in GB then you should consider getting a GB licence, once you are settled in.

I don't think it matters that you've been to GB before. In any case, no cop will know about it, so don't tell anybody.

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Just hold your hands up and say....dont understand .... i don't think you will have any probs ... good luck...and ''safe riding '' can be as hectic as your home country at times .... trand
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Get an International Driving Permit. It is probably available from your Indian AA. This is just a translation of your national permit and you need to carry both with you.

If you think that you are going to stay longer than 12 months in GB then you should consider getting a GB licence, once you are settled in.

I don't think it matters that you've been to GB before. In any case, no cop will know about it, so don't tell anybody.

I showed my I.D.P to English customs ... at Dover a cupple of years ago .. he did'nt even know what it was.

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First rule of border crossings: never show a document you aren't asked for.

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