Foreign licence holders
If you hold a valid Community licence and you are visiting Great Britain,
you can drive any vehicle for as long as your licence remains valid.
The appropriate full entitlement for the vehicle you wish to drive must be shown on your licence.
The EEA countries are as follows:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,
Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
xRomania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
If you hold a full driving licence issued outside the EEA it may be possible to exchange
it for an equivalent British licence. You should contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
to find out if you can exchange your foreign licence.
If you cannot exchange your foreign licence you will have to apply for a
British provisional licence and take a theory and practical test.