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Help - lost UK drivers license while living here on Bridging Visa

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Hello all!

I've been living in Brisbane for almost 3 years with my Aussie gf. I'm currently on a Bridging Visa while I wait for the first part of my Partner Visa to be completed (been waiting 19 months, and lived here for 12 months prior to that on WHV). So 3 years in August.

I was moving apartments on Monday and I lost my wallet - all bank cards, and also my UK drivers license.

So what can I do about getting a new/replacement license?

From all my research, I don't think I can technically get either my UK license replaced or get a QLD license? I don't think I can get an International Driving Permit either.

I have a photocopy of my license but not the hard copy.

Any suggestions please?



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If you report it to the police you may get a number (not sure of the process), If you take the police job number and a copy of your UK licence they may be able to issue you with a QLD one.  I'd phone and ask

I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows

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I second what Ali said. It won’t hurt to try for a Queensland licence

Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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