It is essential to know when your driving licence expiry date is, as it is illegal to drive without a valid licence and can result in some serious fines. Driving without a valid driving licence can result in a fine of up to £1,000, and between 3 and 6 penalty points on your driver’s licence. Your car may also be seized by the police if you are a repeat offender.
Although the DVLA send renewal reminders prior to the expiry date, is your responsibility to make sure that your licence is up-to-date as these reminders can be lost. This means monitoring your driving licence expiry date and acquiring any renewal forms if necessary.
How To Renew Your Licence Online:
You can renew your licence online simply by going to: https://licenseassistance.uk/
Just complete the driving licence renewal application process by entering in a few details. To renew online, here is what you will need:
- An Email address
- A Valid UK Passport
- Be A resident of Great Britain
- Addresses of where you’ve lived over the last 3 years & the address listed on your licence
- Your National Insurance number
- Not be disqualified from driving
Complete each stage of the application process, filling in your details where required. Be sure to read the information on each page and enter your details correctly to avoid any delays.
The DVLA will use your current passport photo for your new licence if you have a digital passport.
It normally takes a few weeks to receive your new licence and as long as it has been successfully submitted, you can continue to drive before receiving your new licence in the post.
Once you’ve received your new licence, you must return the old licence to the DVLA.
How Can I Tell If My Licence Is Expired?
The front of your licence will carry 2 dates.
- 4a – This is the date the licence was last issued.
- 4b – This is the date that the licence needs to be updated.
If the ‘4b’ date is arriving close or has passed, you will need to renew your licence.
So what are you waiting for? The process is extremely easy and by renewing your licence, you can avoid any unexpected fees.
You can also apply in advance of the expiry date just the same as you would a normal licence renewal, just head over to: https://licenseassistance.uk/change-of-address-and-renew-process/