Driving Licences: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered on 3rd September 2020.

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Photo of Paul Girvan Paul Girvan Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Education), Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will temporarily extend the 12 month driving license exchange period for people that hold a non-EU driving license during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

There are no plans to extend the twelve-month licence grace period for people that hold a non-EU driving licence. Drivers should either exchange their licences if they are eligible or take a driving test. Those who continue to drive, do so illegally.

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