Driving in the EU from 1 January 2021: UK licence holders living in the EU

Driving licence exchange and rules for driving in EU countries.

The UK has left the EU

This page tells you what you'll need to do from 1 January 2021. It'll be updated if anything changes.

You can also read about the transition period.

UK and EU driving licences

If you are resident in an EU country you will need to exchange your driving licence for a local one. The deadline for doing this depends on which country you live in.

Check the advice for exchanging your licence for the country you live in.

Rules for driving in EU countries

You must check the rules for driving and living in different EU countries and follow any local laws.

Published 29 January 2020