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Re: IMTT office faro

Post Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:36 am

Has anyone done this process recently with the imtt if so can you please tell us exactly what we need to take with us thanks

 

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Re: IMTT office faro

Post Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:55 pm

According to the U.K. Government website, You will need to complete a
form (Modelo 13 IMT) and show the following documents:
 Your residence Certificate (issued by the Town Hall)
 Your original and a photocopy of your driving license
 Your passport
You can be fined if you are resident here and are driving without having registered your
licence.
However it is Portugal, and each office seem to be a law unto themselves.

 

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Re: IMTT office faro

Post Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:30 pm

Thanks for the info do we need to have a medical

 

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Re: IMTT office faro

Post Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:23 am

Only to exchange.

Registering is much simpler, free, no medical required and has the added benefit that you don't lose hold of your UK licence - you just get a letter to carry around along with it and you're good to go until it expires or comes up for photocard renewal, at which point you must then exchange.

If you exchange, as well as the extra docs / processes and fee, you submit your UK licence and get a substitute document, only good for driving in Portugal, and a wait of unknown length before your PT replacement arrives.

Your choice, unless there's some reason you must exchange eg your UK licence is about to expire.

 

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Re: IMTT office faro

Post Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:24 am

Reading the brexit government advice we are def going to exchange our licences as they are saying if uk leave with no deal then uk driving licences are not valid in E U countries after the 29th March, but thanks for the advice

 

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Re: IMTT office faro

Post Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:15 am

That's entirely up to you, of course.

However, as far as driving in Portugal is concerned, it's the Portuguese authorities who make and apply the law and they have already confirmed that they will recognise UK driving licences even in the case of a no deal Brexit, provided the UK does the same with regard to PT licences in the UK.

In fact, they have already approved legislation to that effect. Furthermore, according to information on UK government websites, EU licences will continue to be recognised in the UK even if there's no deal, so there isn't any problem at all.

I'm not sure why the UK government advice is so at odds with the situation here - perhaps they're too busy arguing amongst each other about whether they want it crunchy or smooth to have the time to update their websites?

 

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Re: IMTT office faro

Post Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:32 pm

An item on the news last night highlighted a problem at the Faro IMT office. Thanks to Brexit and the large number of Brits wanting to exchange their licences, queues are starting to form early in the morning. They quickly stretch around the block and latecomers are being turned away.

My problem is a little different. If it comes to a 'No deal' situation, I will be amongst those wishing to exchange my licence. The problem being that I have a car hire booked from 26 to 30 March and need my licence for that, so cannot leave it with IMT before we go away. What to do?

 

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