Are you driving in Australia with a Nepali license? There is nothing wrong with it but you must ensure that your license is valid, not expired and is accurately recorded in the Nepalese Government Database.
If you are driving in Australia with a Nepalese license and the details as well as conditions of your license is not valid then it may lead to a very serious situation. Driving without a proper license is a serious offense in Australia that could result in loss of your visa, jail sentence with a hefty fine or even removal from Australia. Many Nepalese students in Australia own cars and drive on a regular basis to go to work.
Apple phone, car, beach and big buildings – these are the main indicators of quality life in Nepalese perspective. Photos and videos shared over Facebook and other social media are meant to be wowing family and friends back home.
However, people do not know the real story, what is hidden under the smiley faces of Facebook. Eight-hour blue color shift with pressures and physical engagement often students and new migrants do for bread and butter. Among those aforementioned indicators driving a car are more essential for Nepalese students in Australia, as many employers require driving skills and your own car to be fit for the job. This is the major reason almost all Nepalese students bring a driving license from Nepal. While obtaining license many neglect a proper way to get a driving license in Nepal or be fooled by dodgy agents to whom they pay for licensing arrangements. If you are the one who is befooled or neglected the proper process you may be getting in trouble soon in Australia. Click here to check whether your licence details are on the DOTM database.
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One can check if their license is valid or not using the details printed on the license. After entering the driving license number and date of birth will produce search result that will display Nepali license holder’s details including home address, when they obtained a license and what kind of vehicles they can drive or ride.
Check Your Nepali Licence: Steps to check Nepali driving license validity
Now the Nepal Government, Department of Transport Management has opened its driving license database to the public for license verification. One can check their own or employee’s license conditions and validity. It means one can check if their license is valid or not using the details printed on the license. After entering the driving license number and date of birth will produce search result that will display Nepali license holder’s details including home address, when they obtained a license and what kind of vehicles they can drive or ride. If the all details of your license match with Department of Transport Management database your Nepali license is valid and original if not found your Nepali license is forged. If you are driving in Australia with that license soon it creates the situation mentioned earlier.
Things to know before driving in Australia with Nepali license
All prepare necessary documents; monetary arrangement and accommodation plan before boarding in a flight to Australia. Skill improvement as per the Australian job market and obtaining a driving license with sound skill are the most one should prepare while in Nepal and almost all do it. Becoming a car driver makes one more employable in Australia. But one should know the driving rules before start the car and get into the road.
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While obtaining license many neglect a proper way to get a driving license in Nepal or be fooled by dodgy agents to whom they pay for licensing arrangements. If you are the one who is befooled or neglected the proper process you may be getting in trouble soon in Australia.
Yes, you can drive in Australia with Nepali license and Nepalese driving license would be considered as a full license in Australia with the same conditions. But, your all details and conditions must match with the Department of Transport Management database which is online now and accessible to Australian Police as well as road and transport authorities too. It means, if your Nepalese driving license lets you ride a motorbike and drive a car in Nepal you can drive in Australia too. Still, you must learn the road rules and traffic regulations as Australian road and its use are very different than Nepalese one. Nepalese license if not in English, though the name and other details are in English dates are in Nepali you must translate it into English with NAATI certified translator and keep always with you while driving. You also need to keep one photo ID, could be passport and sometimes police or authority can ask for your student ID too. Driving regulations and laws may little different from state to state in Australia so before seat behind the wheel, you should make sure you know them properly.
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