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Old 1st May 2013, 14:29   #31
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Am landing in Munich in the third week of May. Was looking at renting a SUV for about 10 days. Is it better to do it online or visit the rental counters there

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I have got the opportunity to ride around in Germany on my colleagues BMW G650GS, Can anyone let me know if I can ride a motor bike in Germany with an valid Indian national driving licence.
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I have got the opportunity to ride around in Germany on my colleagues BMW G650GS, Can anyone let me know if I can ride a motor bike in Germany with an valid Indian national driving licence.
Yes, you can as long as the Indian DL allows you to do so. Fact is, in Germany, Motorcyclists have a separate License but you can use your Indian License for 6 months both for 2 and 4 wheelers and then incase required get an extension for another 6 months at an extra cost of ~5o euros.

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Hi

Am landing in Munich in the third week of May. Was looking at renting a SUV for about 10 days. Is it better to do it online or visit the rental counters there

thanks
Well, before you rent a Car, I am sure you would have gone through the driving rules which are far more stricter than elsewhere.

Anyways, You dont have to do it online, all major airports here have counters of EuropeCar, sixt, Avis or Hertz to say the least and IMO EuropeCar is the best. So just go to any one of them and get whichever car you want.

Sorry: The OP was way too old for a reply. pls ignore.

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Any idea if one can get his license renewed while on a business visa? had a DL from Germany, but exchanged it for a Canadian one while I was in Canada. Now would it be possible to exchange the Canadian one while I'm in DE on a business visit? would be staying at least for 2 weeks each time I visit.

Any pointers appreciated, thanks.
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Any idea if one can get his license renewed while on a business visa? had a DL from Germany, but exchanged it for a Canadian one while I was in Canada. Now would it be possible to exchange the Canadian one while I'm in DE on a business visit? would be staying at least for 2 weeks each time I visit.

Any pointers appreciated, thanks.
AFAIK, It doesn't matter which type of Visa you are holding, You are still allowed to drive with your IDL for 6 months.

Check this website for which country/state visa are allowed for an exchange with a German DL. You might get your answer.

HowToGermany.com

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