You mean you have 2 licences and 2 permanent residence addresses?Primrose Hill wrote:What if you rent a car with your SG driving licence? What if you update your UK address, I have updated it for banking purposes and HMRC - electoral role -closed (SG & London). Good tip- update licence address with DVLA to new UK address?
No, no, I dont mean that at all. For electoral vote purposes, I informed gov.uk (Camden) of my address in SG, I also informed them that we have sold our house in London and moved up the road and here's the new UK address. As to how long we will remain in SG, I have left that question blank/indefinitely- until further notice.martincymru wrote:You mean you have 2 licences and 2 permanent residence addresses?Primrose Hill wrote:What if you rent a car with your SG driving licence? What if you update your UK address, I have updated it for banking purposes and HMRC - electoral role -closed (SG & London). Good tip- update licence address with DVLA to new UK address?
Steve: So we take the Singapore driving test then when we go back next year to the UK to live we have to take the UK driving test? If so then seems daft to me.
"change license" I understand its a new licence not a change?Steve1960 wrote:I am not sure what the UK reg's are. Here in Singapore I think it's only necessary to take the basic theory test to change license. Maybe there is a similar arrangement in the UK? Needs investigation. I will most likely never return to the UK to live so it's not an issue. Of course if I did I doubt I could pass the driving test as it is today!
I think (but am not sure) this may be tied to the UK electoral register. Are you on the register at your parents address and do you or they pay council tax for you? If so then I think you are OK. If not then I think (again not 100% sure) that you do not have a legal UK address on your driving license as it is illegal to give a UK permanent address and not pay council tax.singapore eagle wrote:Here's my 2 cents, based on personal experience...
I obtained a Singapore licence back in 2010 by taking the theory test and converting my UK licence. The Singapore authorities didn't take my UK licence, nor, to my knowledge, did they enter into any contact with the DVLA. As far as the DVLA are concerned, my UK licence remains intact.
My UK licence currently has my parents' address on it. I consider this to be my permanent address in the UK.
I think, therefore, that I have 2 valid driving licence - UK and SG. But I may be wrong.
Come back after your trip and update us here, please. We too will be heading back there over summer and toying with renting a car this timeSteve1960 wrote:Well I have booked a hire car on line for my trip to the UK next month. The email confirmation I received said they would be carry out checks (although they do not say what checks) before I pick up the car. Will be interesting to see what they say...............
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