Very few people know that it is the vehicle owners responsibility to ensure that that their insurance details are lodged on the DVLA data base or risk a hefty find or even confiscation of the vehicle. Again, if you don’t know the answer to this, you won’t be alone. Of the drivers asked by Comparethemarket.com, around 13m didn’t know it was illegal to have an outdated driving licence. The maximum fine is £1000, five times the penalty for using a hand-held mobile device at the wheel.
In certain circumstances, we may be able to offer representation on a legal aid basis. If you have changed your name, you’ll also need to provide identity documents as proof. Currently, you can only renew a short-term medical licence online if you have diabetes, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, a visual impairment, a sleep condition, or a heart condition.
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The DVLA is currently warning that licence renewal is taking longer than usual due to staff reductions related to the coronavirus outbreak. With over 600 UK companies already mapped on our systems, we offer a range of packages at affordable prices that make notifying the relevant ones for each individual so much faster and without the fuss. Simply select your preferred package, and we’ll provide you with personalised letters and forms that can be accessed via our secure online portal ready for you to sign and send. If you have lost your V5C form you will need to provide the DVLA replacement V62 form This has a cost associated with it so it’s worth hunting out your V5C.
You can renew your driving licence online at any time before the extension ends. It won’t cost you a penny to change your address on your driving licence, whether you do so online or by post. You’ll only have to pay if you intend to change your photo at the same time. In this case, it will cost you £14 if you apply online, or £17 if you’re applying by post. Usually, you would be expected to renew your photocard licence every 10 years, with bus and lorry drivers doing so every 5 years.
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Unless you need to change your driving licence details, all you need to do is destroy the paper counterpart of your licence and ensure all of your details are up to date by using the online service. To ensure your personal details are kept up to date and avoid that nasty £1000 fine, you will need to use the DVLA’s online service to update your driving licence details.