The Full Guide on How To Renew Your Driving Licence
Is it a requirement to renew my driving licence?
It’s a legal requirement to renew your driving licence at some time if you hold a driver’s license in the following:
Or If you have a provisional driving license will also need to renew it. If you choose not to renew your driving licence, you are breaking the law and can be fined serious amounts.
In this article, we are going to explain how to renew your driving licence online and the first step starts by determining if you driving licence is due for renewal.
How to check if your driving licence is due for a renewal?
We can assume are reading this because you believe your license is either near its expiry date or has already expired. Maybe you arrived here because you received a renewal notice or just noticed your license date. To check if you need to renew your driving licence, you will need to pull-out your photo card licence/driving license and check the two dates on the card.
• 4a will tell you the date your licence was issued to you
• 4b will tell you the date the licence needs to be renewed by
You will need to renew your driving licence with the DVLA (Driver Vehicle Licencing Agency) every 10 years, this is to update your photocard licence as appearance changes over the years.
Exceptions are made for some. Including the elderly or people with medical conditions, the DVLA might impose additional conditions depending on your situation. Meaning you may need to update your driving licence more regularly than 10 years.
How to renew your licence online?
How to renew the licence online:
You can renew your licence using our Driving License Renewal page and complete the application form.
You will need to have the following to complete your application:
• Your National Insurance Number
• Your Passport Number
• Photocard Number
• Your addresses across the last three years
• £44 to pay on a debit/credit card
• Your current driving licence (if you don’t have this, you will be asked to provide a reason)
Once you have completed your renewal application you will need to send your old photocard licence to the DVLA.
This can be sent to:
• SA99 1BN
How long will it take to receive my new drivers license?
It takes approximately three weeks to receive your new driving licence. However, with the current COVID-19 circumstance these schedules are being extended and changed frequently.
That’s everything you need to know about renewing your driving licence online!