Does anyone know if this is an easy process. Can it be done if you have points on the UK license? And what happens to the points? I heard that, with a French license, the points only last three years as opposed to five in the UK. Does that mean if you had points, say four years ago, would they be wiped out if you exchanged for a French license? What happens to the UK license when exchanged? Thanks in appreciation John
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Do as follows:
Take your complete UK license, passport, 2 passport photos, marriage cert (if you are a married woman), fill out the appropriate form (can't recall which but you can download from préfecture website). Part with an SAE and about €25 and your new french license arrives about a week later.
I honestly don't know what happens to your UK points but if they are transferred you can (once every 2 years) attend a 'road safety' course for about €250 and lose them. Its a no brainer.
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Full information available on how to exchange your driving page on the following INFOrmation page from this site: http://poitoucharentes.angloinfo.com/countries/france/exlicence.asp
UK points are valid for disqualification purposes in the totting up proceedure for three years but remain on your licence for four years, god knows why if they are no longer valid. The exception is drink drive where I believe they remain on your licence for 10 years
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