GlennB wrote:KEP have been faffing with my UK to Greek licence transfer for so long now I'm beginning to worry. At the moment all I have is a (possibly useless) KEP document with a photocopy of my old UK licence attached...
It is not useless. It is an official certification that you have applied to renew your licence and have submitted all the necessary documentation. The table, which takes up most of the document, is a list of what you have submitted. Unless it has changed in the last few years it reads:
1.Application – Solemn Declaration
2.Photocopy of Passport
3.Receipt of the Public Treasury for fixed stamp duty and third party levies for €18
4.Photocopy of driving licence or actual licence if it has expired
5.Photocopy of Residence Permit
6.2 Passport Type Photographs
7.Two health certificates (one from a GP and one from an ophthalmologist)
8.Proof of payment of €30 fee from bank for printing
9.Request form to print licence
There should be a cross in the first column next to each item. The Greek police should recognise it as equivalent to a valid driving licence. I also drove in the UK using one but I was never stopped so I don't know what would have happened if I had been.
GlennB wrote:...Replacing the UK licence requires UK residency. Apart from plain lying about where I've been living for 3 years, is anyone aware of a method for an expat to get a replacement UK licence?
Plain lying is the only solution if you are permanently resident in Greece. Each country can only issue licences to people who are permanently resident in their country. I have not done it but I know people who have. Assuming that you have no longer any connection with the address on the licence, i.e. the last place you lived in the UK, then use the address of a relative or friend who you trust.