I'm totally confused by this thread.
Jeffstclair wrote:Yes , that is kind of the response I got from DVLA. when I asked about hiring a car on a visit back to the UK using my UK license...as long as the hire company has your real Greek address it's fine and DVLC would not prosecute ...
Yet DVLA state that you must tell DVLA when your address changes, if you’re moving abroad you can’t register your new address on your British driving licence. Contact the driving licence authority in your new country of residence 'and you can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA when your address changes.
On thε EU Europa site - https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/v ... dex_en.htm
When living abroad, you will have to exchange your driving licence for a local one:
- after 2 years of usual residence, if you have a driving licence valid for life (only if required by the country where you live)
As far as I am aware Greek law and UK law regarding driving licences should be harmonised under the EU Directive
Seems not everything about the law is hαrmonised? re the above "only if required by the country where you live"