Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by DMC » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:49 am

peroxisome wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:48 pm
However, up until the 29th March, you are an EU citizen, and you can make use of the rights available to you. You can apply for a Finnish driving licence and swap your UK licence for a Finnish licence.
As I understand it you can only swap your UK driving licence for a Finnish licence within 18 months of arriving in Finland. Those of us who have been here longer than 18 months cannot just swap our licences before Brexit and we do not know if we will be allowed to drive after Brexit.



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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by peroxisome » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:55 am

Well, DMC, you may well be right about the 18 month limit

However I swapped my uk license for a Finnish license in 2018 and I arrived in Finland in 2010.

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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by DMC » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:27 am

peroxisome wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:55 am
I swapped my uk license for a Finnish license in 2018 and I arrived in Finland in 2010.
That is interesting. Can you write more about that? How exactly did you go about it and did anyone mention you being over the time limit?


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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by peroxisome » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:41 pm

Hi there
i cannot see where you get the information about an 18 month limit.

If you go here, https://ajokortti-info.fi/en/basic-info ... in-finland, there is nothing about a validity period.
if you go here, https://ajokortti-info.fi/en/basic-info ... sh-licence
likewise i can see nothing about an 18 month limit.

As I say, i swapped mine after 8 years in Finland. My situation may not be typical, because i swapped mine after I got Finnish nationality.

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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by bm50 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:17 pm

Hi to every one,

I've lived in Finland for 24 years i'm British my son is here he is a Finnish citizen, but a No Deal Brexit is Great if it makes GB Great again then it's wonderful UK does not need those overpaid leaches in Brussels. UK has always been a strong country for centuries and does not need the EU. EU needs the UK more than the UK needs them.
And Finland can throw me out anytime it's ok. :D


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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by Marsh04 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:06 pm

If your driving licence is valid for 18 months after your arrival in Finland then you can convert it to a Finnish driving licence anytime after those 18 months by taking a driving test. You don't have to take any driving lessons, just book a time and take the test.


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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by bm50 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:13 pm

Omg who's worried about a driving license? Not important more to be worried about :roll:


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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by DMC » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:33 pm

peroxisome wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:41 pm
i cannot see where you get the information about an 18 month limit.
I remember seeing it here on this forum. I have now gone back and checked again and it seems that is wrong. I apologise for quoting incorrect information. I will try to exchange my UK licence for a Finnish one.


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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by DMC » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:36 pm

bm50 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Omg who's worried about a driving license? Not important more to be worried about :roll:
Obviously everyone's situation and priorities can be different. For me, my driving licence is the most pressing issue by far.


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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by peroxisome » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:13 pm

DMC wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:33 pm
peroxisome wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:41 pm
i cannot see where you get the information about an 18 month limit.
I remember seeing it here on this forum. I have now gone back and checked again and it seems that is wrong. I apologise for quoting incorrect information. I will try to exchange my UK licence for a Finnish one.
Hi
No need for apologies
It’s nice to hear that one can provide information that is of use to others
Good luck and happy motoring


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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by peroxisome » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:13 pm

DMC wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:33 pm
peroxisome wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:41 pm
i cannot see where you get the information about an 18 month limit.
I remember seeing it here on this forum. I have now gone back and checked again and it seems that is wrong. I apologise for quoting incorrect information. I will try to exchange my UK licence for a Finnish one.
Hi
No need for apologies
It’s nice to hear that one can provide information that is of use to others
Good luck and happy motoring


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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by rinso » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:39 pm

DMC wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:33 pm
peroxisome wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:41 pm
i cannot see where you get the information about an 18 month limit.
I remember seeing it here on this forum. I have now gone back and checked again and it seems that is wrong. I apologise for quoting incorrect information. I will try to exchange my UK licence for a Finnish one.
Long ago I also was warned to change my driving licence within 18 months. (not this forum) It seems the law has changed.


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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by bm50 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:42 pm

All us Brits have to get prepared as after the 29th March we will need to apply for a RP to stay in Finland. I just wonder what the Finnish government will charge us? :?


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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by Upphew » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:01 am

bm50 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:42 pm
All us Brits have to get prepared as after the 29th March we will need to apply for a RP to stay in Finland. I just wonder what the Finnish government will charge us? :?
Most likely the list price: https://migri.fi/en/processing-fees-and-payment-methods
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Re: Brexit 29 March 2019 what will happen to us Brits?

Post by riku2 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:08 pm

rinso wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:39 pm
Long ago I also was warned to change my driving licence within 18 months. (not this forum) It seems the law has changed.
I took my UK licence to be changed today and no problem - they didn't even ask me how long i've lived in Finland which is 20 years. It costs 35euro. The hardest part is that the standard UK licences cover many additional vehicle types such as minibus, small trucks, even trucks with trailers and this means a lot of typing of all those different vehicle categories into the system (it took about 15 minutes). In Finland the car licence does not cover those additional categories. I had a choice of preserving all the additional categories on the new Finnish licence but it will then only be valid for 5 years at a time. The other option is take off the larger vehicle types and the licence is then valid 15 years at a time.

https://ajokortti-info.fi/en/basic-info ... sh-licence


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