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EXA / EQU

English translation: examination / equivalence

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French term or phrase:EXA / EQU
English translation:examination / equivalence
Entered by: Gillian Hargreaves
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15:13 Apr 7, 2004
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / Driving licences (UK)
French term or phrase: EXA / EQU
I have a document of less than a hundred words that's causing me an inordinate amount of grief. It's some sort of certificate that's issued if you want to renew, in the UK, a driving licence issued in France, in the event of it being lost or stolen.

There is a little table, with the column headings "CATEGORIE", "ETAT", "OBTENTION" "RESTRICTION D'USAGE" and "AMENAGEMENTS". Under the heading "OBTENTION" there appear "EXA" and "EQU". Any ideas what these could be?
Gillian Hargreaves
Local time: 07:14
EQUivalence
Explanation:
means that the French license was obtained in exchange for a license issued in another country. Mine has that on it. Don't know about EXA off-hand. You may find it in the glossary, since the same or a similar Q was asked here not so long ago.

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Note added at 3 hrs 45 mins (2004-04-07 18:59:45 GMT)
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Oops, I got it wrong:

EPE = échange de permis de conduire délivré à l\'étranger (EPE)
EQU = \"équivalance\", e.g. you get your car driving licence and at the same time qualify to drive a scooter, a motorbike up to 125cc

EXA = examen

<<Si le permis a été délivré avant le 1er mars 1999, les lettres situées au regard des catégories de permis doivent être EXA (examen), CBM (conversion de brevet militaire), VDP (validation de diplôme professionnel, EPOM (échange de permis d\'outre-mer ; sont exclus les anciens pays du protectorat ou les territoires de l\'ancienne Union française).>>
[http://www.les-permis.com/examens/etg.htm]
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xxxBourth
Local time: 08:14
Grading comment
Thanks very much indeed - perfect
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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EQUivalence


Explanation:
means that the French license was obtained in exchange for a license issued in another country. Mine has that on it. Don't know about EXA off-hand. You may find it in the glossary, since the same or a similar Q was asked here not so long ago.

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Note added at 3 hrs 45 mins (2004-04-07 18:59:45 GMT)
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Oops, I got it wrong:

EPE = échange de permis de conduire délivré à l\'étranger (EPE)
EQU = \"équivalance\", e.g. you get your car driving licence and at the same time qualify to drive a scooter, a motorbike up to 125cc

EXA = examen

<<Si le permis a été délivré avant le 1er mars 1999, les lettres situées au regard des catégories de permis doivent être EXA (examen), CBM (conversion de brevet militaire), VDP (validation de diplôme professionnel, EPOM (échange de permis d\'outre-mer ; sont exclus les anciens pays du protectorat ou les territoires de l\'ancienne Union française).>>
[http://www.les-permis.com/examens/etg.htm]


xxxBourth
Local time: 08:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 254
Grading comment
Thanks very much indeed - perfect

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
24 mins

agree  xxxcmwilliams: perhaps EXA is short for examen.
1 hr
  -> Spot on!
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