Driving in Australia with Nepali licence is a nice thing, helps to settle in work and life but misusing trust and using fake Nepalese licence to drive not only put your life in risk but also other road users too.
It’s a good gesture that Australia government permitting Nepalese students and temporary visa holders to drive in Australia under Nepali licence conditions. It makes comfortable for many Nepalese students and visa holders commute from the first week in Australia on their own car. But, misusing this gesture and trying to fake the system may cost a lot. Driving in Australia using Nepalese bogus driving licence could ruin your Australian dream as well as have to face criminal charge.
Anil Upadhya, a prominent Nepali community activist in Adelaide advises Nepalese students and temporary visa holders not to use shortcut to drive on Australian roads with bogus Nepali driving licence. Further requests not to use such Nepali licence to get an unrestricted Australian diving licence. In an unfortunate situation such Nepali driving licence as well as Australian driving licence acquired on the base of bogus Nepali driving licence would place in unimaginable trouble, he suggest in Nepali language. Here is full text of his suggestion for community members specially Nepalese students:
Due to heavy corruption in the country, in Nepal students planning to study Australia easily can obtain driving licence through black market. NepaliPage understands there are many agents and government official involve to print and sale driving licence. Though they look similar to genuine one, they do not have records on department database. Many international students from Nepal go through this channel to obtain driving licence that could help them settle and earn more in Australia. But, obtaining licence without skills and passing test is not only illegal but also life risking deed.
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