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Driving & Licence FAQs

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On this page you will find the answers to a number of frequently asked questions in relation to driving and licences.

 

  • When and how can I apply for a first provisional driving licence?

    • You can apply one month prior to reaching the minimum age for the category you are applying for.  For example, 13years and 11 months for a category P moped licence or 16 years and 11 months for a category B Car licence.  
    • Details on how to apply can be found here.
  • When and how can I renew my driving licence?

    • You can renew a provisional driving licence up to one month in advance of it expiring.
    • A full driving licence can be renewed up to two months in advance of it expiring.
    • Details on how to apply can be found here.
  • I have lost my card and/or paper part of my driving licence, how can I apply for a new one and how much does it cost?

    • You will need to reapply for your driving licence. If you have either part, you will need to surrender this with the new application. The cost will be £30. 
    • Further details are available here.
  • I have a provisional motorcycle licence that is due for renewal - what do I do?

    • You must renew your provisional motorcycle licence in advance of it expiring or you will be unable to reapply for a period of 1 year.
    • In most cases, licence holders will have to take a repeat compulsory motorcycle training course (Direct Access) within 1 month of the new licence becoming active. 
    • More information can be found here.
  • My full driving licence has expired, will I need to retake my driving tests?

    • Subject to no other disqualifying conditions, you can renew any driving licence categories up to 5 years after they have expired without needing to retake any driving tests.
  • I am moving to the Island, what do I need to do?

    • New residents can drive on a full UK/Jersey/foreign driving licence for up to 1 year. We are able to exchange the majority of full driving licences. However, in some cases where no exchange agreements exist, a new resident may need to take out a provisional driving licence and pass a Guernsey driving test within 1 year in order to continue driving. 
    • Further details on exchanging a licence can be found here.
    • Imported vehicles need to be registered within 14 days of arriving in the Island.  The vehicle cannot be used on the public highway after this time until it is registered. 
    • Details can be found here.

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