French prefecture explains permis delays

Waiting times of seven months or more are being reported with the exchange of UK driving licences for French licences, however officials promise to reduce the waiting times and have offered advice on speeding up applications.

The second in command at the Loire-Atlantique prefecture in Nantes, Serge Boulanger, told Connexion they hope in coming months to cut waiting times to around three or four months.

Drivers hit by delays (as reported by many readers) are asked to be patient – however the prefecture is aware of difficulties such as Britons wanting to travel outside France while waiting for their new licence.

Mr Boulanger ...

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