how long can i drive in the us with a uk licence

By Dharmesh Patel

Dec 16, 2022

As a general rule, you can drive in the United States with a valid United Kingdom (UK) driver's license for up to one year from the date of your arrival in the country. 

This applies to both tourists and temporary residents.

If you plan to stay in the United States for longer than one year, you may need to obtain a valid U.S. driver's license. 

This typically requires passing a written and driving test, and obtaining a U.S. driver's license may also require you to surrender your UK driver's license.

The specific requirements for obtaining a U.S. driver's license vary by state,

so it is important to check with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in the state where you plan to reside for specific information on the process.

It is also worth noting that some states may have additional requirements or restrictions for foreign drivers, such as age limits or insurance requirements. 

It is important to familiarize yourself with the driving laws and regulations in the state where you plan to drive to ensure that you are complying with all applicable rules and requirements.