UK and Sri Lanka in Negotiations for Mutual Driving Licence Exchange Agreement
The United Kingdom and Sri Lanka are actively engaged in negotiations to establish an agreement that will facilitate the exchange of driving licenses between the two nations, as revealed in a statement to the UK Parliament.
This prospective agreement aims to streamline the process for individuals seeking to exchange their driving licenses, ensuring a smooth transition between the UK and Sri Lanka.
Richard Holden, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department for Transport, informed the UK Parliament through a written response that the UK currently maintains agreements to exchange and recognize licenses from all European Economic Area (EEA) countries. These arrangements encompass the recognition and exchange of the majority of GB (Great Britain) licenses.
Beyond the EEA, the UK has existing mutual driving license exchange agreements with 22 countries. Holden further noted that ongoing efforts are in progress to establish similar arrangements with seven additional countries, which includes Sri Lanka.