Foreign Licence Policy

It is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure that they have a valid licence from their country of origin that entitles them to drive a vehicle in the UK. Kendall Cars Ltd must be able to validate a driving licence from outside the European Union. If this is not possible hire may be refused.

To avoid delays or discrepancies for hirer’s from overseas or hirers without a valid EU driving licence please contact your preferred pickup branch in advance for clarification and confirmation of eligibility.

Hirers must have held an equivalent full EU licence for at least 12 months, for minibuses or 7.5 tonne cargos this period is a minimum of 5 years.

If we cannot verify the entitlement to drive following production of a non EU driving licence or are unable to gain information on driving endorsements then we may not be able to validate the licence and hire a vehicle.

The following DVLA website provides details and assistance for Driving in Great Britain on a non-GB licence: