Driving in the UK

If you plan to drive whilst in the UK you must hold a full driving licence issued by your home country.

It is essential that you check and follow the relevant UK driving laws to avoid committing an offence. Make sure you adhere to the 12 month time limit for driving on an international licence and ensure the vehicle you drive is roadworthy and taxed.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has produced a comprehensive guide for international students driving in the UK. You can find general information on road safety on the Think! website.

Advice on car ownership in the UK, including key aspects to check when buying a used car and scams to avoid is available on the Automobile Association (AA) website.