The news did not make much noise, yet it is very important for British nationals residing in France.
On the 28th of June 2021, an Agreement on the continuity of the mutual recognition of driving licences between France and the United Kingdom entered into force.
Persons holding British licences issued before the 1st of January 2021, still valid, may continue to drive in France.
Until now, these people had to exchange their licence or take the French driving test.
This principle also applies to holders of a French licence residing in the United Kingdom.
In concrete terms, British licence holders living in France and French licence holders living in the United Kingdom can continue to circulate with their valid permit of origin.
No need for them to request the exchange for the driver’s licence of the country of residence, except when the date of validity of the original licence has expired or in case of loss or theft of this licence, and this is good to know!