Cyprus Driving License

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Europe > Cyprus Expat Forum for Expats Living in Cyprus

Cyprus Expat Forum for Expats Living in Cyprus Welcome to the Cyprus Expat forum. A new place to meet other expats now living in Cyprus. Join in to discuss anything from buying property in Cyprus to which schools are good in Cyprus.

Cyprus Driving License


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 21st September 2010, 06:41 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 650
Rep Power: 324
theresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond repute
18 likes received
7 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in cyprus.
Default Cyprus Driving License

My husband went today to get a Cyprus driving license. He was told he has to turn his New York Drivers License in in order to get a Cyprus License. How do we get around this? In the US, our Drivers License is our only form of ID so he cannot turn it in or lose it.

Thanks
Dina

Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 23rd September 2010, 04:52 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 650
Rep Power: 324
theresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond repute
18 likes received
7 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in cyprus.
Default

Anyone know? Cleo, what did you guys do?

Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 24th September 2010, 02:09 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Limassol
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 0
berraco58 is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in cyprus.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by theresoon View Post
Anyone know? Cleo, what did you guys do?
I am going to have to do this too. They are making me give my FL license. Personally, I don't mind because your first statement isn't exactly true. Our driver's licenses are one of many forms of identification. Another form that I'm sure he has is a passport.

I used to work at a club in the states and we had to learn how to read passports, 50 state DLs, immigrant cards and goverment IDs which are all legal forms of identification.

When he gets back to the states, all he will have to do is take a taxi cab to the local Department of Motor Vehicles, show them his passport, tell them this story (which I'm sure they will find crazy) and they will print him off a new one (for a price of course).

Its a lil nerve racking giving up your DL because we truly treat it like a life line back home but it is very easy to get a replacement one since everything is on computers back home.

Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 24th September 2010, 02:11 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Limassol
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 0
berraco58 is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in cyprus.
Default

Also, when I do go to hand off my DL, I plan on letting someone in the states know (like maybe the local police or someone here at the american consulate. You may want to do the same...

Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 26th September 2010, 03:58 PM
Vegaanders
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by theresoon View Post
My husband went today to get a Cyprus driving license. He was told he has to turn his New York Drivers License in in order to get a Cyprus License. How do we get around this? In the US, our Drivers License is our only form of ID so he cannot turn it in or lose it.

Thanks
Dina
Its really no big thing. This is EU legislation. You are obliged to only hold one DL. Otherwise if you loose it because of f ex drunk driving you could drive on the other one. I have lived in 4 countries the last 15 years and have had to change licence every time.

And as said above, everyone always hold a passport.

In the country where we live for the moment, Germany, the DL is not accepted as ID, only personal ID-card or passport


Last edited by Vegaanders; 26th September 2010 at 04:00 PM.
Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 26th September 2010, 06:21 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 650
Rep Power: 324
theresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond repute
18 likes received
7 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in cyprus.
Default

Actually, I went over there on Friday for something else and I asked myself. They said he can go get a Learners Drivers License. Find a Driver Ed teacher to set him up with an exam and he goes takes the exam and then they give him a license.

Yes other forms of official IDs are acceptable but try to get into a NYC building without a NY drivers or non drivers ID post 9/11 and they look at you really funny, ask you a zillion questions and at the end have to call upstairs to confirm your appointment.

Thanks for all the suggestions, I don't know what he will decide to do. BTW I have both my drivers licenses as I had the Cypriot one first.

Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 26th September 2010, 07:39 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Limassol
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 0
berraco58 is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in cyprus.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by theresoon View Post
Yes other forms of official IDs are acceptable but try to get into a NYC building without a NY drivers or non drivers ID post 9/11 and they look at you really funny, ask you a zillion questions and at the end have to call upstairs to confirm your appointment.
I know New York is where everything happened and all but being suspicious about someone holding a USA Passport in lieu of a DL sounds like something I'd believe about somewhere in the South (note: this excludes south florida). I like to think that Norhterners and South Floridians are globally minded enough to respect a USA passport over a local DL ... especially considering that the passport takes a heck of a lot longer to get and does something that a DL does not, it lists your birth place, which makes it alot easier to identify you as an American.

Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 26th September 2010, 07:53 PM
Vegaanders
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by berraco58 View Post
I know New York is where everything happened and all but being suspicious about someone holding a USA Passport in lieu of a DL sounds like something I'd believe about somewhere in the South (note: this excludes south florida). I like to think that Norhterners and South Floridians are globally minded enough to respect a USA passport over a local DL ... especially considering that the passport takes a heck of a lot longer to get and does something that a DL does not, it lists your birth place, which makes it alot easier to identify you as an American.
We lived 3 years on Tenerife. The Spanish DL i got there was a 3-folded pink paperslip with the picture stapled on to it. And some friends from UK living there had a UK one. It looked about the same but had no picture on it. Funny really

Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 28th September 2010, 05:00 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 650
Rep Power: 324
theresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond reputetheresoon has a reputation beyond repute
18 likes received
7 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in cyprus.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by berraco58 View Post
I know New York is where everything happened and all but being suspicious about someone holding a USA Passport in lieu of a DL sounds like something I'd believe about somewhere in the South (note: this excludes south florida). I like to think that Norhterners and South Floridians are globally minded enough to respect a USA passport over a local DL ... especially considering that the passport takes a heck of a lot longer to get and does something that a DL does not, it lists your birth place, which makes it alot easier to identify you as an American.
This is New York we are talking about. We are suspicious of everything and anything. The question that came up for me was "Why are you walking around with a passport? Don't you know it could get stolen? Why don't you have a driver's license?" I had to explain that I had flown in the night before and couldn't remember where I had my drivers license but did happened to have the old drivers license in my purse- so they settled for the old drivers license. Their explanation was that it was easier for them to find the info they needed from a DL rather than a passport.

Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 24th January 2011, 01:05 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Frenaros Cyprus
Posts: 84
Rep Power: 0
Miss Daisy is on a distinguished road
14 likes received
2 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in cyprus.
Default

This is what I did. Before I left the US, I went to the DMV and told them I lost my driver's license. They gave me a new one (for a fee). When I get my Cypriot license, I will just turn in the "lost" one.

Getting a driver's license in the US as an expat is a bit of a problem because driver's licenses are issued by the individual state. I have no US address because I do not live in any state - then how does one get a driver's license? I'll be worrying about that when my current US license expires.

Quick reply to this message
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to get G2 Driving License in Canada on Indian Driving License jiteng02 Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada 5 19th October 2011 08:37 PM
RAK Driving License kashaziz UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE 0 14th August 2011 08:40 PM
Driving License in UAE russian ruletka Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 36 8th January 2011 06:38 PM
Driving License Chelle4985 Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 10 26th April 2009 01:22 PM
UAE Driving License on UK License but Asian Passport khurramali78 Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 23 23rd March 2009 04:14 PM

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.
FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO