Did you pass your driving test before 2014? If the answer is yes, you’ll soon need to renew your driving licence.
This reminder comes from the DVLA who have warned that you could face a £1,000 fine if you fail to renew on time.
On 15 February, a tweet by the DVLA reminded drivers to renew their licence.
You must renew your driving licence every 10 years. Renew online today – it’s easy, quick and secure at: https://t.co/8v84eZxCRn
Your licence should arrive within a week if you apply online. pic.twitter.com/muZcPPjq3W
— DVLA (@DVLAgovuk) February 15, 2023
You can check whether your licence is up for renewal by checking the expiry date (which can be seen on line 4b on your licence).
If you don’t renew on time, you could face a £1,000 fine or even have your vehicle seized. You should, as a result, make sure you renew in good time before the expiry date.
If your application is being processed, don’t worry, you can still drive while you’re waiting for your new licence.
There are a few ways you can renew your licence.
The cheapest is online, costing you only £14. According to the Government website, to renew your licence online, you need:
You should then receive your licence a week after applying.
If you can’t renew online for whatever reason, you can do so at the post office, which costs £21.50. You’ll need your renewal reminder letter and photocard licence.
If you’ve changed your name for any reason, you can’t renew your licence this way, and must do it via post – pick up a ‘D1 pack’ from a post office that deals with DVLA photocard renewal or vehicle tax. This will cost you £17.
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