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Re: Exchange UK driving licence

It was this from BritinBretagne -

<< Quote: My post makes perfect sense. I picked up the forms from my local prefecture and they gave me a list of things to include with the application. The list states quite clearly that I must send photocopies not original documents. What part of that don’t you understand? It could not be clearer. >>

Hmmm yes, it could not be clearer .... now, but when they move the goalposts which instructions do you take ?

There is no need to get stroppy about this, I have kept my instructions from November which quite clearly state that I must send originals. What part of that do YOU not understand ? I can provide the instruction document but not via this pathetic forum software.

All this quibbling about originals is nothing to do with my query. You clearly haven't used the licence system and are not qualified to reply other than an opinion which I didn't ask for. Let's stick to facts.

Kindly keep your hair on.

Thank you to the others who have replied and it appears that there is still some time to wait.
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My application has been in since mid september last year.
I had an email enquiry from them in January asking if I was resident.
This despite having sent in, with all the rest of the stuff they want, a photocopy of my Titre de Sejour card, to obtain which you have to prove that you have been resident for 5 years +
More staff training needed at Nantes methinks.
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Wow! Thanks, it's getting worse.

I hope you'll let us know when you licence eventually arrives, and I'll do the same.

Agreed, more training, and probably more staff required.
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She sells seashells on the seashore.
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In the Vendée mine took more than six months; the delay was down to staffing and method of processing applications.
Ticking over, just about.
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 Mac wrote:
Obviously they've changed the criteria due to the backlog. I have just printed the forms to fill in and on the list of things to send it says that if you're not French but are a citizen of another EU country you need to send- "photocopies de justificatifs de residence normal en France à la date de la demande (au moins 185 jour avec attaches personnelles et/ou professionelles" What do they require for that? I thought a tax form but I'm confused by the 185 days bit and the attatcments ?


Justificatifs de résidence usually means utility bills, that is, water, phone, electricity, etc.  The 185 days bit merely means RECENT bills, that is less than 6 months old.

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That's what I thought originally but in the list of items to be provided-the one before my query says:- photocopie de Jusificatif de domicile ( facture de four issuers, d'electricity, d'eau,de telephone) I assumed that was the utility bill so not sure what the second one is..
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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>woolybanana wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">In the Vendée mine took more than six months; the delay was down to staffing and method of processing applications.</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wooly, the new system only started in September didn't it, so it's not been running for 6 months yet ? Did you apply under the old system ?
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Re: Exchange UK driving licence

Not sure, Sid, it was a couple of years ago but I got the new style French licence.
Ticking over, just about.
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