WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EXCHANGING DRIVING LICENCE AFTER “BREXIT” (WITHOUT AGREEMENT)?
As you know, on 29th March 2019 there will be a United Kingdom (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU). However, no specific conditions have yet been decided. If by March 29th the agreement will be signed it will contain the specific conditions. In other words, how and under what conditions we will exchange UK driving licences.
However, if there is no agreement, Lithuania will exchange driving licences under the conditions below:
The main criterion for the exchange of driving licences will be the date of acquisition of the right to drive. It can be found on the back of the driving licence in column No. 10:
If you got the right to drive in the UK before 29th of March – there will be no examinations
If you have acquired the right to drive in the United Kingdom before “Brexit”, i.e., until 29th of March 2019, when you return to live in Lithuania you will be able to exchange driving licence under the same conditions as before (when the UK was still a member of the EU). This means that you do not have to take driving tests (theory and practical) when exchanging your driving licence.
In order to exchange a driving licence, you will need to:
Then you will need to arrive to “Regitra” subdivision and present these documents:
NOTE: If you have acquired the right to drive in Lithuania, but you have exchanged your driving licence in the UK (before or after “Brexit”), the driving licence will also be exchanged as usual, i.e. in the order described above.
If you acquired the right to drive in the UK after 29th of March – the driving licence will be exchanged as issued in a third-country
If you acquired the right to drive in the United Kingdom after “Brexit”, i.e., after the 29th of March 2019, when you return to live in Lithuania, you will only be able to exchange your driving licence by passing the theory and practical tests (driving school training is not required).
To be able to take test, you will need to:
When you pass the driving tests, you will be able to exchange your driving licence.
When you will arrive to “Regitra” subdivision you will need to present: