Overview of driving licence and vehicle document requirements for the UK leaving the EU.
Following the UK’s scheduled departure from the European Union on 31st January, the country will enter a ‘transition period’ during which current rules and arrangements will continue to apply for the remainder of 2020. However, any future requirements beyond 2020 will be dependent on the nature of any UK-EU trade deal.
The transition period is expected to end on 31st December 2020, it will be important to ensure the correct documentation is carried by UK residents driving in EU and EEA countries. For example, an International Drivers Permit (IDP) in addition to your UK driving licence may be required to drive in some EU and EEA countries. To check the country you or your customer is visiting the GOV.UK website provides a list or see further information below.
Where a vehicle is hired or leased a Vehicle on Hire certificate (VE103), which is required today, will be even more important. Further information on the Vehicle on Hire certificate is available here.
All UK motorists travelling abroad in a vehicle must carry the original Vehicle Registration Document (V5). If your vehicle is leased from ecofleet then we / one of funding partners will hold the V5, which means you need a Vehicle on Hire Certificate (VE103), which is the recognised alternative to the V5 document. It also covers you whilst proceeding to, and returning from, the port of embarkation.
The VE103 is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and will cover you for all your foreign travel within that 12 month period.Please contact your Fleet Manager prior to completing this form as there may be a small charge to you or your company for this service.