Validity of British Driving Licences in Czech Republic after Brexit

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.

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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.

We will be happy to help you and offer you our assistance if you are unsure of the procedure or you do not want to deal with the Czech authorities alone. Contact us via info@foreigners.cz

 

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Source of information: GOV.UK

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Iveta Sáblíková

Iveta Sáblíková

Hi everyone, My name is Iveta and I am currently a new PR and Marketing Intern at Foreigners Brno. I am 22 years old and I was born & raised in a small town in the Czech Republic. I am obsessed with traveling and languages - so I decided to move to the UK, where I am completing a bachelor's degree in tourism and events management. I'm really looking forward to starting writing articles for you and I really hope you will enjoy this journey with me.

2 thoughts on “Validity of British Driving Licences in Czech Republic after Brexit

  1. I have a South African driving licence but have lived in the Czech Republic for two years and am a Czech citizen. Would it be possible to exchange my SA driving licence for a Czech one, according to the Geneva convention?

    1. Hi Barbora,

      I believe it should be possible, however, I am not 100% sure. I’d recommend you get in touch with my colleagues via info@foreigners.cz – they’ll be able to answer.

      Kind regards,

      Anna

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