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England - How To Renew your short period Driving Licence

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Procedure[edit]

Car and motorcycle licence holders
  • Car and motorcycle licence holders will receive a D42 driver licence expiry reminder and application form and a medical questionnaire relevant to you.
  • You'll need to:
    • fill in the D42 form
    • fill in the medical questionnaire
    • include a new passport type photo if necessary
    • send your documents in the prepaid envelope provided
  • You don't need to enclose any identification, or fee. You'll also be sent a driving licence photo renewal form if your photo is due for renewal.
Lorry and bus driving licence holders
  • For the renewal of lorry, minibus or bus entitlement you'll be sent a D48 driver licence expiry reminder and application form, a D4medical examination report and a medical questionnaire relevant to you.
  • You'll need to:
    • fill in the D48 form
    • fill in the medical questionnaire
    • include a new passport type photo if necessary
    • send your documents in the prepaid envelope provided
  • You don't need to enclose any identification, or fee.
  • If you are aged between 45-65, then you only need to submit a D4 if you have not done so in the last five years. From the age 65, licences are issued for one year and each renewal must be accompanied by a completed medical report form D4.
Change of name

If your name has changed since your last licence was issued, you'll also need to complete an application form. For a car or motorcycle licence you must fill in a D1 form. For a lorry, minibus or bus licence you must fill in a D2 form. The D1 and D2 forms are available from DVLA's form ordering service while the D1 is also available at Post Office branches. You must also enclose original documents confirming your change of name.



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Required Documents[edit]

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.
Photo Criteria
  • Youll need to send a photo that meets specific standards to be able to use it on your driving licence. The photo may also need to be certified by having someone sign the back of the photo.
Change of name
  • Youll also need to provide evidence if your name has changed and is different to the identity document you provide, like an original marriage certificate, decree nisi or absolute, or deed-poll declaration.
  • The details you provide must show a clear link between the name on your identity document and your current name.
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.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Nearest DVLA local office

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/UsefulContactsByCategory/MotoringContacts/DG_10012974



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Eligibility[edit]

  • You can renew your current British short period driving licence if you:
    • have a British licence that has expired or is going to expire within 90 days
    • are a resident of Great Britain
    • can meet the minimum eyesight requirement
    • are currently not prevented from driving for any reason
    • can provide addresses of where you have lived over the last three years



Fees[edit]

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Validity[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



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Processing Time[edit]

  • DVLA aims to finish its enquiries as quickly as possible. The time taken by DVLA to deal with your medical enquiry will depend on the medical condition you have and the information that DVLA needs to gather. If a decision can be made based on the information you originally provided, DVLA aims to make a decision within three weeks.
  • If DVLA needs more information about your medical condition, it aims to make a decision within 90 working days.



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Instructions[edit]

  • DVLA will send you your reminder application 90 days before your licence is due to expire.

If you dont receive the reminder application forms, you need to fill in the correct form for your driving entitlement.

  • Car or motorcycle licence holders
    • You will need to fill in a D1 application form and the medical questionnaire relevant to you. D1 application forms are available from DVLA's form ordering service. You can download the relevant medical questionnaire from the medical conditions A to Z.
  • Lorry and bus driving licence holders
    • You will need to fill in a D2 application form and the medical questionnaire relevant to you. D2 application forms are available from DVLA's form ordering service. You can download the relevant medical questionnaire from the medical conditions A to Z.
When to expect your licence
  • DVLA aims to finish its enquiries as quickly as possible. The time taken by DVLA to deal with your medical enquiry will depend on the medical condition you have and the information that DVLA needs to gather. If a decision can be made based on the information you originally provided, DVLA aims to make a decision within three weeks.
  • If DVLA needs more information about your medical condition, it aims to make a decision within 90 working days.
  • To do this DVLA may need more information from:
    • you
    • your doctor
    • other sources



Required Information[edit]

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Country of birth
  • Passport number
  • Date of issue
  • Date of expiry
  • Gender
  • Contact address
  • Postcode
  • Telephone number
  • Email Address



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Need for the Document[edit]

If you are the holder of a short period driving licence that needs to be reviewed due to a medical condition, youll receive a reminder application from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) before your licence expires.



Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

  • Directgov - Renewing your short period driving licence
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/NeedANewOrUpdatedLicence/DG_4022092
  • D1 and D2 form ordering service
https://www.dvla.gov.uk/dvla/onlineservices/order_forms.aspx?ext=dg
  • Identity documents and photograph criteria
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/NeedANewOrUpdatedLicence/DG_4022091
  • Medical conditions A to Z
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/MedicalRulesForDrivers/MedicalA-Z/index.htm
  • Medical rules for all drivers
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/MedicalRulesForDrivers/inde