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English Driving Licence

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English Driving Licence

Post Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:33 pm

Hi everyone

I have been living in Bulgaria now for 6 months and have a Uk photo -type Uk driving licence. I am not planning to get a car until about next May and wonder if anyone knows how long my licence is valid for, and if it has to be replaced with a Bulgarian one, how does one do that?

 

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Re: English Driving Licence

Post Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:17 pm

According to the Bulgarian law, all foreigners staying in the country for more than 12 months must replace their driving licence for a Bulgarian one.

 

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Re: English Driving Licence

Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:09 pm

Hi Thanks for that, do you have to take test or simply swap them over ?

 

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Re: English Driving Licence

Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:11 pm

Sorry, forgot to ask. As I am going to the Uk ythis week for 7 days will this now count as a new 12 months stay in Bulgaria or does it run alongside the residency permit ?

Thanks for your help

Dianaslav

 

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Re: English Driving Licence

Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:20 pm

Hi Dianaslav

I presume you have a 12 month lichna karte? If so, it has nothing to do whether you go in or out of Bulgaria now. It lasts for it's 12 month period if that's the residency card you have.


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Re: English Driving Licence

Post Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:12 am

So do you have to take a new test in BG or can you apply for it and just swap them over???

Thanks

Liz
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Re: English Driving Licence

Post Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:08 pm

There is no agreement between the UK and Bulgaria on recognition of driving licences - you have to take the test again here including a written theory test


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