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    Hi i am trying to apply for a Provisional driving Licence for my Thai wife.

    My wife will have lived here in the uk for 3 years July 2019, I am guessing she can only apply then as she has to provide a address in the uk that she has lived for 3 years?

    Gives my wife more time to learn english, So she can understand the instructor.

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    As far as I remember you can apply immediately when you have a valid settlement visa I could be wrong
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    My wife has a settlement visa. We apply for her Flmr soon

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    2 and half years at least in the country before you can apply as you have to provide a address for the last 2 years at least to apply.
    Nothing to do with visas check the dvla out
    you are right holty she shouldnt get one but then again i have not tried for my wife .

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    Yeah i started the application, and came across provide address in uk for 3 years.
    Just thought i would ask on here, and see if anyone had any similar experiences.

    Gives her more time to pick up on her English.

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    • addresses where you’ve lived over the last 3 years

    No need for those to be in the UK just addresses thats what we provided and you do need to prove residency

    • a biometric residence permit (BRP) - formerly known as the identity card for foreign nationals


    My wife applied in 2012 after 1 year in the UK
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    yes it does say that unless its changed in the last 2 years ,im sure as you go into it it says last 2 or 3 years uk address

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    I believe it to be an address that you have lived at during the last 3 years rather than having to have lived there for 3 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by holty View Post
    Gives her more time to pick up on her English.
    She'll need it even more for the written test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samsung View Post
    2 and half years at least in the country before you can apply as you have to provide a address for the last 2 years at least to apply.
    Nothing to do with visas check the dvla out
    you are right holty she shouldnt get one but then again i have not tried for my wife .
    Completely wrong. We got a provisional license for my wife after she’d been here only 2 months

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    In order to be entitled to a UK provisional driving license the applicant must be resident in the UK. Therefore the applicant may apply immediately they arrive in the UK for settlement.
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    my wife got one less than one month of coming to uk

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    Yes same with us. Applied within weeks of arrival. Shes not had any lessons yet though. Too busy working and the bus stops 2 mins walk from our house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    In order to be entitled to a UK provisional driving license the applicant must be resident in the UK. Therefore the applicant may apply immediately they arrive in the UK for settlement.
    so me and holty have both misunderstood the question if that is the case i shall get my misses to apply now The only thing is you can not get past the postcode question online
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samsung View Post
    ... im sorry if you dont have a uk address you can not apply online try it i have and they ask for the last 3 years i think me and holty are correct
    If you don’t have a UK address when making an application then you are not entitled to a driving license because you are not resident in the UK. The entitlement to a license only arises once the applicant is physically in the UK for a settled purpose - you do not need to have been in the UK fo 3 years.
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    you answered before i had read and edited ,Mr tobias As they ask for 3 years uk postcode

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    On UK licences topic, I decided to renew my licence, new photo but living in Thailand no UK address so I ended up leaving my address as my property I still own it but haven't lived there for 10 years, although apparently it is an offence to give an address at which you do not reside and overseas addresses are not recognised. I assume this is for speeding tickets etc. to be sent to the correct address, but what are you expected to do?

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    what are you expected to do?
    Get a local licence and let the UK licence lapse thats a perfectly sensible viewpoint assuming the local licence is usable across the countries where you may want to drive e.g. recognized internationally, but not when its from a country with far lower standards
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    Thanks everyone for your replies, I will apply today for her

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    Quote Originally Posted by holty View Post
    Thanks everyone for your replies, I will apply today for her
    any luck did you do it online ?

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