England - How To Obtain a Driving License after disqualification
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
- Photocard driving licence holder
- Youll need to:
- complete your D27P form
- enclose the payment as shown on the reminder
- send your completed application to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AB
- If your name has changed youll also need to send (along with the above):
- a completed D1 form available from the DVLA form ordering service or Post Office branches
- original documentation confirming your new name
- A message on your D27P form will also tell you if your photo is due for renewal, and whether youll need to include a new passport style photo.
- Paper driving licence holder
- Youll need to:
- complete your D27P form
- provide original documentation confirming your identity
- enclose a passport type photo, the payment as shown on the reminder
- send all your documents to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AB or you can use the premium checking service at selected Post Office branches or DVLA local offices
- Your identity documents
- Your Residential address proof
- Identity documents
You must provide original documents. DVLA wont accept photocopies or laminated certificates.
- United Kingdom (UK) digital passports
- If you hold a digital passport (the photograph and signature appear on the same page), DVLA can confirm your identity with the Identity and Passport Service. You dont have to send your passport to DVLA.
- When applying online youll be asked to provide your nine digit passport number allowing DVLA to confirm your identity.
- If you apply by post, using the D1 'application for a driving licence', write your nine digit passport number and your signature in the 'confirming your identity' section of the D1 form.
- Other types of identification
- DVLA also accepts the following documents as confirmation of your identity. Unlike the digital passport though, you'll need to send your identity document with your application:
- full valid current passport
- biometric residence permit (formerly known as the identity card for foreign nationals)
- UK certificate of naturalisation
- Do not send in your passport if you need it within the next month. If this is the case you should consider delaying your licence application until you can send it with your passport to DVLA.
- If youve reached State Pension age, you can provide originals of one of the following in your name:
- recent (within three months) bank or building society statement showing your pension payment and National Insurance number
- BR2102, BR2103 or BR5899 letter confirming your eligibility for the State Pension
- UK birth and adoption certificates
- UK birth and adoption certificates can also be used, however, as they are not absolute proof of identity, they must be accompanied by one of the following:
- National Insurance card or a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions containing your National Insurance number
- photocopy of the front page of a benefits book or an original benefits claim letter
- P45, P60 or pay slip
- marriage certificate or divorce papers (decree nisi or absolute)
- college or university union card or school record
- If you don't have a birth or adoption certificate, or the one that you have doesnt show your full name or country of birth, contact your local register office.
- Return of your identity documents
- DVLA will return your licence and identity documents separately, it cannot guarantee to return your identity documents by a set date. If you would like your identity documents returned by special delivery, include a stamped self-addressed special delivery envelope with your application. Keep a note of the serial number.
- If you do not get your identity documents back within two weeks of receiving your photocard licence, phone DVLA Customer Enquiries on 0300 790 6801.
Note: unless you contact DVLA within three months of the date you sent your application, it will be difficult to carry out the necessary investigation.
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DVLA aims to deliver your driving licence to you within three weeks of receiving your application. Itll take longer if your health or personal details have to be checked. Allow at least three weeks for your driving licence to arrive before contacting DVLA.
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- You must apply for a new driving licence before you start to drive after your disqualification period has ended.
- You can apply to renew your licence up to 56 days before the disqualification ends.
- The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will send you a D27P driving licence application for renewal after disqualification 56 days before your disqualification ends.
- DVLA will send your non-GB driving licence to you on the date your disqualification expires, to the address DVLA holds on record. If you want to exchange your licence for a GB licence you will need to submit a D1 application form.
- DVLA aims to deliver your driving licence to you within three weeks of receiving your application. Itll take longer if your health or personal details have to be checked. Allow at least three weeks for your driving licence to arrive before contacting DVLA.
- If youre disqualified for some alcohol related offences, DVLA will make medical enquiries before your driving licence can be renewed.
- These offences are:
- disqualified with an alcohol level of over: 200mg in 100ml of blood; or 87.5mg in 100ml of breath; or 267.5mg in 100ml of urine
- disqualified twice in 10 years for certain alcohol related offences
- disqualified for failing or refusing to give a specimen (blood, breath or urine) for testing
- When your licence is issued itll have a number of added security features. One of the main differences is a laser engraved black and white photograph.
- Driving before your licence is returned
- Once DVLA has received your valid application you can drive before you receive your licence as long as you:
- have held a GB or Northern Ireland licence issued since 1 January 1976 or another exchangeable licence
- arent disqualified from driving (there are different rules for medium or large vehicles, minibus or bus drivers - the traffic commissioner for your area will decide whether to grant your entitlement to drive these vehicles)
- havent been refused a licence for medical reasons or for failing to comply with medical enquiries
- wouldnt be refused a licence for medical reasons (if in doubt, check with your doctor)
- keep to any special conditions which apply to the licence
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Residential address
- Telephone number
- Email Address
Need for the Document
You must apply for a new driving licence before you start to drive after your disqualification period has ended. You can apply for new driving license by following the below instructions and procedure.
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- Directgov Getting your driving licence back after disqualification
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- Exchanging your foreign driving licence
- DVLA form ordering service
- The photocard and counterpart driving licence explained
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