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Can I drive in Scotland with a Canadian drivers license?

Can I drive in Scotland with a Canadian drivers license?

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Yes, you can. An International Driving Permit is required by law in some counties, but not Scotland.

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To expand on Peter’s reply, in most of Europe you need an International Driving Permit IN ADDITION TO your Canadian driver’s licence. The IDP is a document that verifies that the foreign driver’s licence that the person is carrying is valid, even though it is in some unfamiliar language. A Scottish police officer will be able to read your home licence, whereas a Greek officer may not.

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I've driven many places in Europe and never was told I needed anything more than my California driver's license.

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The UK government determines which overseas licenses are accepted. The rules vary depending on which country issued your licence and whether you are in the UK as a visitor or as a resident. This official UK government portal will help you determine whether your licence is valid.