Hello everyone.I know there are multiple threads relating to driving in France on this site but I have a specific situation i’d like some advise on.
Ive been in France for 5 years and driving on a UK licence all of this time. A few years ago a started my collection of points (I think I have collected around 6 points since then)
I understand that it is required to change to a French license once you get points but like many folks I didn’t.
So, recently my bag was stolen and in my wallet was my UK driving license so now I have to get a French one.
In order to do this I contacted the DVLA and they send me a ‘certificate of entitlement’ which basically says I can drive. Ive had this certificate translated by a sword translator and soon i’m going to attempt to get a French license.
However my questions are…
- When I go to change my license will the French authorities know that I’ve got points already?
- Will I get some kind of punishment for not changing my license when I first committed a driving offense?
- Will any points I’ve gained in the past be transferred to my new driving license?
Many thanks for any advice,