Tester E Issue Date March 2019 91 6. Non UK licences Current UK law states that- You can drive in Great Britain (GB) on your full, valid EC/EEA driving licence until you are 70, or for three years after becoming a GB resident, whichever is the longer period. Alternatively, you may apply to exchange your licence fora UK equivalent. In order to continue driving after these periods a British licence must be obtained. If your driving licence has been previously exchanged from anon EC/EEA country you can drive for up to 12 months from the time you first became resident. You maybe able to exchange your licence fora British one. Further information about driving in GB on anon UK driving licence can be found at www.gov.uk/driving-nongb-licence. In the case of a Tester or prospective Tester who holds only anon UK licence this will be treated as equivalent to a UK licence if evidence is produced to show that the person has been a UK resident for less than 12 months. If the non UK licence is neither to the European Communities model nor in English it must be accompanied by a certified translation. An International Driving Permit issued on the basis of anon UK licence will be treated similarly, if produced along with the national licence on which its issue was based and a certified translation if required.