Are you a British citizen living in the Czech Republic and using British driving licence? You may know that Brexit is coming soon. What does that mean for the holders of the driving licence issued in the UK?
The UK driving licence will continue to be valid in the Czech Republic in 2021 (if you have the plastic card version). However, those who have a temporary, long-term or permanent residence in the Czech Republic and have a driving licence issued by a foreign state (outside the EU), according to the law, should exchange their driving licences within 3 months. So if you are a resident in the Czech Republic, exchange your UK licence for a Czech one (web page in Czech). You can do this at any municipality with extended competence (web page in Czech). You will need to provide at least two documents proving you are residing in the Czech Republic for more than 185 days in a calendar year. This can be your permanent residence permit, temporary residency permit, lease agreement, property ownership listing, employment contract, etc.
If you have arrived in the Czech Republic recently, you will need to wait until you have been here for at least 185 days before exchanging your UK licence. You will still be able to exchange your driving licence after the end of the Transition Period, without having to sit a test. You can still use your Czech licence in the UK for short visits, or exchange it for a UK licence without taking a test if you return to live in the UK.
If you are a UK citizen and you want a temporary residence permit, we can help you to deal with all procedures: from submitting an application to the end of the process, so you avoid any possible travel restrictions in the future and also the stress from all the bureaucracy. We recommend following the British Embassy in Prague for further information. You can also check our LIVE STREAM VIDEO related to the current coronavirus situation in the Czech Republic.
Source of information: GOV.UK