Foreign Licence Policy

We will not be able to validate a driving licence if it is not readable by an English speaking member of staff – for example, a licence that uses only non-western characters may not be accepted if they do not have the full data that can be easily understood. Please contact your preferred pickup branch in advance for clarification and confirmation of eligibility.

Hirers must have held a full licence for at least 12 month. On minibuses or 7.5 tonne cargos the minimum is 5 years.

If we cannot verify the status of the licence or cannot gain information on any endorsements then we will not be able to accept the licence.

The Direct.gov website provides full details on driving in the UK with a foreign licence.