I can understand their confusion in your case evansmr1 - it could be a bit of a catch 22 at the moment. In order to exchange your UK licence for a Greek licence you have to be eligible. Now you need a Certificate of extension to prove you are eligible for a Greek licence at age 74 or over. without yet taking the new test. They can't issue the Certificate of extension as you don't have a Greek licence?
Be careful trying another office if you have already submitted your application to one. As part of the process you have to sign a legal declaration that you have not applied at another office.
Kilkis wrote:Yes, you do hand in your UK driving licence to the Greek authority when they issue you with your Greek one. They are supposed to return it to DVLA. Note that your Greek licence has on it the reference number of the UK licence that it transferred from. If you went back to the UK you would then need to hand in your Greek licence to DVLA in order to obtain a UK one again and DVLA would return that to Greece. I am not sure exactly what the process is at the UK end, as I have never done it, and I am not sure what would happen if the UK leaves the EU without a deal after you have converted to a Greek licence. Would DVLA still automatically recognise an EU licence and convert it to a UK one?
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