I am British and have held a full British drivers license for almost 25 years.
When I moved to Brazil in 2014, I did not have my license with me at the time due to forgetting it. I have a right to remain here and a RNE (I am married to a Carioca, but live in SP state). I have recently collected my license on a trip to the UK and now have it with me.
My question is, (and apologies if this has been asked before), how do I get to legally drive in Brazil, my Portuguese is still not good enough I fear to sit any written tests etc. How complex are the tests and it is possible to use someone to help translate during the test.
Alternatively, am I am able to use my UK license should I wish to rent a car, (or will I not be treated as a tourist) as we are not in a position to purchase a car just now, or occasionally, I may be able to borrow cars belonging to friends or family.
Is there anything stopping me from driving on a UK license here in Brazil. Finally, if I have to apply for a Brazilian licence, the utility bills etc are in my wife's name, will a utility bill and our marriage certificate be suitable as proof of address, especially bearing in mind the Receita Federal and DPF have records of my address being the same as my wife's address.
Thanks in advance for any answers given!