If you lose your driving licence or it gets stolen, damaged or destroyed you will need to apply for a replacement.
You can apply for a replacement driving licence, by simply visiting: https://licenseassistance.uk/
Completing their licence replacement steps If all your information is submitted correctly and you meet all requirements, the DVLA will then process and deliver your new licence.
Here are some tips and advice for what to do when you lose your driving licence:
Replacing Your Licence
Before replacing your licence, ensure that you meet the following requirements:
- You are a resident of Great Britain
- Not have any driving disqualification
- Hold a valid UK passport or another passport
- Be able to list an address where you have resided for the last 3 years & which address appeared on your previous licence.
- Driving licence number
- National Insurance number
- Be able to pay by credit or debit card
Your New Driving Licence Photo
The DVLA will attempt to use an electronic photo if one is available. This can be used if your photocard was due to expire within the next 2 years or if you hold a UK passport.
If you do not meet these requirements you will need to submit a form and send it to the DVLA with a new, appropriately sized photography,
Can I Continue To Drive While I’m Waiting For My New Licence?
You are still able to drive while you’re waiting for your new licence to arrive, as long as you haven’t been disqualified from driving and have submitted an application for your replacement.
What Happens If I Find My Old Licence?
If you end up finding your old licence either before the new one arrives or even after, you’ll need to return this to the DVLA immediately as it will no longer be valid.
Replace Your Licence Online Today
If you have a lost, damaged, destroyed or stolen driving licence you will need to apply for a new one, within a few steps you can have your brand new license delivered to your door!