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Breath tests - Use of breathalyser ( 2.5.32.L4 )
Cars - Removal from public or private property ( 2.5.28.L4 )
Drink/driving - Return of licence after disqualification, Drunk in charge penalties ( 2.5.4.L2 )
Driving licence loss ( 2.5.4.L3 )
Driving licences - Security Checks before Issue ( 2.5.4.L1 )
Driving Licences ( 2.5.4. )
Driving test fees ( 2.5.4.L4 )
Electrical cycles and wheelchairs ( 2.5.8.L5 )
Export of vehicles to the UK ( 2.7.4.L4 )
GST on Vehicles - importing a vehicle into Jersey ( 2.5.8.L2 )
International driving permits ( 2.5.4.L5 )
Jersey Blue Badge Scheme ( 10.2.0.L1b )
Mobile phone use in vehicles ( 2.5.19. )
Motor Insurance Discs ( 2.5.8.L3 )
Motor Insurers Bureau and Jersey Victims of Uninsured and Untraced drivers (2.5.34.L2)
Motor vehicles - For Sale signs in cars ( 2.5.32.L1 )
Parking Fine Queries / Unpaid parking fines (St. Helier) ( 2.5.28.L2 )
Parking, Scratch Cards, Season Tickets ( 2.5.28.L1 )
Private Parking-unauthorised / Wheelclamping ( 2.5.32.L2 )
Road Traffic Offences - Centeniers' Authority ( 4.10.0.a )
Road Traffic Offences - Splashing Pedestrians ( 2.5.32.L6 )
Road Train (2.5.10)
Roads ( 2.5.50 )
Rubbish skips on the road (2.5.50.L1)
Seat belts - Jersey law ( 2.5.16. )
Speed limits for large vehicles and cars pulling trailers (2.5.33)
Traffic accidents - compensation ( 2.5.34.L1 )
Vehicle Registration / Vehicle Ownership ( 2.5.8.L1 )
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Driving licence loss ( 2.5.4.L3 )

Driving licence loss - Endorsement in UK / Abroad. Banned non-Jersey drivers wanting to drive in Jersey ( 2.5.4.L3 )

LOCAL INFORMATION

2.5.4.L3
Driving licence loss - Jersey in UK / abroad and vice versa

Extent: Jersey
Updated: 23 March 2017
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Words you may need to know

 

Disqualified - to make or declare somebody unfit or unqualified

Suspended - stop for a period of time

Surrender - give up something in your possession, hand something in

Endorsement - a record of a conviction for a motoring offence detailed on a driving licence

Declare - inform, state

Provisional - temporary or conditional

 

When a UK licence-holder is disqualified in Jersey

Where a seasonal worker or holiday-maker has their UK driving licence suspended or disqualified whilst in Jersey, this only applies to driving in Jersey, and they can take their licence back to the UK and continue driving as before.

Jersey licence-holder charged in UK or abroad

If you hold a Jersey licence and are charged with a traffic offence whilst off the island you may have to surrender your licence for endorsement or disqualification, if the case is proved.

This does not prevent you from driving in Jersey, but you must get the licence returned or get a replacement, (from the Parish/Town Hall).

Banned non-Jersey residents wanting to drive in Jersey

If a person coming to live in Jersey has been banned from driving in their own country, they can apply for a provisional driving licence in Jersey and take their driving test in the normal way. The applicant will have to declare on the application form in the appropriate space that they have had a licence refused (taken away) and give details as required, this should not prevent them from being given a provisional licence. They will not be able to drive in their own country / place in which they were banned on their Jersey licence.

Banned Jersey residents wishing to drive in the UK

If you are a Jersey resident who moves to the UK and you wish to drive, you can apply for a provisional licence and take the UK driving test as normal. If the forms ask you whether you have been banned elsewhere, you must complete this information. If you pass your test in the UK, you cannot drive in Jersey on your UK licence.

Summary

A driving ban only applies in the country or island in which the offence was committed. There is no reason why a person cannot drive elsewhere provided that they have a valid licence to drive there.

Don't forget that in getting insurance, any driving bans will have to be declared.

You are never allowed to use a licence issued elsewhere to drive in a country or island in which you have been banned.