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Postby patayapete » June 10, 2006, 3:43 am

hi all
i know i've left this late as i'm due in los in a couple of days,but as i went through my things i noticed my uk driving licence although current looks as though noah issued it! its just about hanging together by threads.
as i was thinking of hiring a car,will the sorry state of my licence cause me grief with the bib ?thanks for any info.
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Postby beer monkey » June 10, 2006, 3:56 am

My licence is the same, never gave me a problem,with car hire or the police and they have asked for it a few times, so i carefully take it out and hand the tatty piece of paper to the man in brown, i don't think he knows what he is looking at mind you,just gives a smile back sometimes they have a laugh, and i am on my way...
but will renew this year .
just to add its in 3 pieces and been the same for years.
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Re: torn driving licence

Postby Stevo » June 10, 2006, 12:07 pm

patayapete wrote:hi all
i know i've left this late as i'm due in los in a couple of days


Not too late Pete, depending on where you are flying from...
If Heathrow airport, just get there before 4pm and go to the Post office within the airport... there you can obtain International Driving Permit on production of your existing licence and passport, plus a small fee (ฃ5.50 unless it's changed this year).
You also need passport sized photo (obtainable in the airport)...
This IDP is acceptable as ID most places for car hire, and most police do know what it is :wink:
Have a good trip :D
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Postby AussieBoy » June 10, 2006, 5:29 pm

Iam lost here, dont tell me you still have paper license, you need plastis credit card type issued license, water proof, last 10 years till next renewal,
Come on monkey your not saying you still have paper license..
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Postby beer monkey » June 10, 2006, 6:10 pm

yes still have a paper one.
even if you change to a card type you still get the counter-part which is paper..so two steps forward,half a step back. Image

as said will be changing to card type soon.
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Postby AussieBoy » June 10, 2006, 6:17 pm

Speaking of license how long do they issue them for in UK, do you need to do test to gain new license

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Postby AussieBoy » June 10, 2006, 6:20 pm

I never got Internation license, used my Oz lic for one brb road side stop, gave me a smile and said my name and date and where I was born, , he can read english good, gave him a toy koala and let me through the road stop

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Postby beer monkey » June 10, 2006, 6:27 pm

should last around 50 years for one license (old paper type)

just read stevo's post, and if anyones confused thats for the card type(new) , my current paper one is valid until 2039...(old type)
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Postby Stevo » June 10, 2006, 6:48 pm

UK photo (credit card type) driving licence lasts for 10 years from date issued... reason being, your photoraph will be out of date (as you get older).

International driving permit (type 1949) IS a legal requirement in Thailand... it accompanies your regular licence from issuing country, and only lasts for one year from date of issue.
My Thai father-in-law is a retired policeman, and knows the law :wink:
however, most times.. you can get away with regular UK licence, it pays you to be legal incase of an accident.
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Postby beer monkey » June 10, 2006, 7:42 pm

Stevo wrote:UK photo (credit card type) driving licence lasts for 10 years from date issued... reason being, your photoraph will be out of date (as you get older).

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and possibly to get extra revenue from us. ! . :roll:
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Postby AussieBoy » June 11, 2006, 8:22 am

Our license here is only 5 years duration, then its off to the transport , new photo 1 hour in line and $75 poorer

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