Detail of outcome
The DVLA will amend the law at the next available parliamentary session to allow for drivers who hold a licence to drive cars and light motorcycles (not exceeding 125cc), which was issued originally in the Cayman Islands to exchange it for a British equivalent, if the driver becomes resident in Great Britain.
Until this takes place, newly resident Cayman Island nationals can continue to drive in Great Britain on the strength of their domestic licence for up to 12 months. To ensure continuous driving entitlement beyond that 12-month period, a British driving licence must be obtained by passing a British driving test. To take a driving test, a provisional driving licence must be obtained, although provisional licence conditions would not apply until the expiry of the initial 12 month period.
Detail of feedback received
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) asked for views on a proposal to allow drivers who hold a licence to drive cars and light motorcycles (not exceeding 125cc), which was originally issued in the Cayman Islands to exchange that licence for the British equivalent if the driver became resident in Great Britain.
The consultation document was published on GOV.UK and was available for both the public and industry to express their opinions on the proposed changes.
There were three responses received and all supported the proposal.
This change will apply in England, Scotland and Wales only. Driver licensing is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly may choose to amend the law in Northern Ireland in due course.