The effects of Brexit on your driving licence


I have a British driving license and I live in Belgium, what should I do?

If you have a British driving license, we recommend that you prepare in time and go to your municipality before 31 January 2020 to exchange your British driving license for a Belgian driving license through a simple exchange procedure. You can still exchange your driving license after January 31, 2020. The exchange of a non-European driving license takes more time, so we strongly recommend that you exchange your driving license before 31 January 2020


Can I keep my UK license and receive a Belgian license?

No after the exchange of the UK license by the Belgian licence, the Belgian municipality will keep the UK license.


Can British tourists drive in Belgium with their British driving license?

 • As long as the British driving license is regarded as a European driving license, you can drive in Belgium with your British driving license.

• As soon as the British driving license is regarded as a non-European driving license and as long as you are not registered in Belgium, you can drive during a business trip or holiday in Belgium, either with:

a. Your international driving license (Vienna and Geneva Convention)

b. Your national driving license if it complies with one of these models:

• As soon as you are  registered in Belgium and holds a Belgian identity or residence card, you must be holder of a Belgian or European driving license.



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