Driving abroad

Taking vehicles out of the UK.

Services

  1. Driving abroad

    Check if you need an international driving permit (IDP) to drive abroad on holiday and how to exchange your licence if you move abroad - including driving in the EU after Brexit.

  2. Taking a vehicle out of the UK

    Taking your car out of the UK - when VAT is not payable on a car you're exporting, procedures, registration and vehicle tax

  3. Drivers' hours

    EU and GB domestic rules for drivers of goods vehicles and passenger-carrying vehicles

  4. Drive abroad: step by step

    How to drive abroad, whether you need an international driving permit and what to check.

  5. Cabotage

    Information on the restrictions on cabotage, or the haulage of goods for hire or reward in one EU member state by a vehicle registered in a different member state

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Guidance and regulation

  1. International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
  2. Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit
  3. Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit: lorry and goods vehicle drivers
  4. Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit: bus and coach drivers
  5. International road haulage: operator licences and permits
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