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Driving Licence renewal

(6 Posts)
Tizliz Thu 11-May-17 14:34:25

Just had to renew my driving licence. You do it on line now. Beware it is not a 5 minute job. You need your licence, your passport, your national insurance number and your Government Gateway log in. You will also need a magnifying glass - you need to be able to read that tiny number that you have never noticed on the back of your driving licence. Because I am nice I did OH's for him. Think I need a brew now, bit early for wine unfortunately.

Ana Thu 11-May-17 14:36:06

What if you haven't got a passport?

Tizliz Thu 11-May-17 14:40:09

Then you have to send in a photo, or go to a PO (I would think it would have to be a main one) where they will take a photo of you.

merlotgran Thu 11-May-17 14:43:26

I thought it was a doodle.

So easy when they can use your passport photo.

glammanana Thu 11-May-17 15:07:40

I had to apply for a new licence after loosing my original photo card licence when on holiday,if you already have had a photo licence they have the original on file and you have to pay £20.00 for processing I got mine back in 4 days which is pretty good for the DVLA.

Lynnebo Thu 11-May-17 15:25:25

I've just moved and got my first ever plastic card driving licence. It makes me giggle that they used my passport photo which is 9 years old!