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tint
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I'm currently a Tier 1 resident in the UK and hold a Sri Lankan license. The current permit started on the 09th of December and I was a student prior to this.

Would the grace period of 12 months for resident foreign drivers apply to me as I'm now in a new category? And would it be affected by me not having a re-entry into the country (which in the case of students the grace period is renewed I believe)?
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Please consult the DVLA or your International Student Office of your former university.
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I wouldn't have thought so. As far as I'm aware, to reset the clock, you'd need to be out of the country for 6, possibly even 12 months. A change of status is unlikely to reset it.
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(Original post by tint)
I'm currently a Tier 1 resident in the UK and hold a Sri Lankan license. The current permit started on the 09th of December and I was a student prior to this.

Would the grace period of 12 months for resident foreign drivers apply to me as I'm now in a new category? And would it be affected by me not having a re-entry into the country (which in the case of students the grace period is renewed I believe)?
Why is this in Motoring? Ever heard of categories and organisation? Typical Sri Lankan example!
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Thanks for the replies guys.
What I find confusing is that the dvla states a period of 12 months from the date I first became resident. Which strictly speaking is the issue date of my current visa (since student leave is not categorised as 'resident').

@AnythingButChardonnay The 6/12 month reset time may apply to previous residents.

I did call the dvla but the lady I spoke to didn't give me a definite answer instead advised me to contact the home office.

Anyways thanks again for the replies.
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