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Hi, thanks for your reply! I went back for a short holiday in March-April, I re-entered the UK on 21st April 2016.member wrote:When was the last time you re-entered the UK?
I'm afraid I can't answer the specific question you've raised around whether that specific car rental company will accept your foreign/international licence in your circumstances.Shyuan wrote:Hi guys,
I understand that my question about renting a car as a foreign student might not be that relevant on this forum. I've been trying to find this out but to no avail, so I decided to try my luck asking it here. Can anyone kindly help if you know the answer?
I am a Malaysian student which I've been on and off in the UK since 2011.
<a href="tel:09/2011-01">09/2011-01</a>/2013 Tier 4 visa for MSc Computing
<a href="tel:06/2013-04">06/2013-04</a>/2015 Tier 4 visa for MPhil Computing, but due to suspension/extension, I had to cancel this visa and apply a new one
<a href="tel:05/2015- 12">05/2015- 12</a>/2015 Tier 4 visa for MPhil Computing continuing from previous cancelled visa
<a href="tel:01/2016-03">01/2016-03</a>/2017 Tier 4 visa for Ph.D. Computing (so this is the latest residence permit card I am holding)
I have a valid Malaysian driving license and also a valid international driving permit. I rented a car under my name for Scotland trip with my friends this August. But now I was told by my friends that Enterprise car rental company might refuse my booking because I've been in the UK for years.
I do understand that new students will be able to drive in the UK using their eligible foreign driving licenses as long as it's within 12 months being in the UK. But in my case, I am not sure if these car rental companies will consider me as a "new" student (because of my latest residence permit's start date)?
I probably don't have much luck in this situation, but I would really like to know if anyone here has similar experiences and can provide some advice or confirmation.
Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!