Sorry UK resident but seriously all the policies and paperwork are just plain and stupidly retarded. I need to get my fucking UK drivers license but I dont have a UK passport because i am on a temporary assigment here. I also have to travel for work every other week outside of the country. So I call the DVLA and they told me that in order to have a license they need to keep my passport for 4 weeks... that's it. no way around it. no going to the post office because they only accept uk passports... What kind of monkeys do they have at the offices that take them 4 weeks to look at a fucking passport? It took me 1 fucking day to get my license in the US and i did not even have to show my passport just my SSN and bam done. Seriously UK cut the paperwork crap down.