All UK licences must be swapped for French ones

Drivers with UK licences living in France must all change to a French one soon because of Brexit.

Only EU nationals can drive indefinitely elsewhere in the EU with licences from their own countries.

The UK government advises applying before Brexit, as does leading campaign coalition British in Europe. Starting the process soon may prevent services being swamped and your licence being delayed.

The service responsible, CERT at Nantes prefecture, receives 22,000 dossiers a month and has already experienced significant delays since it was tasked with all foreign licence swaps in 2017. Previously, this was done by local prefectures.

Last year applicants were waiting around seven months or more.

Nantes said last year it was recruiting and training more staff but delays continue. Officials say they will prioritise applications for licences which are expiring soon.

In the event of the UK leaving with a deal, you could continue driving on a UK licence at least until the end of 2020.

If the UK leaves with no deal on March 29, a UK licence would immediately be a “third ...

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