Do I Return My Old Driving Licence Before My New One Arrives?

What does the back of the driving Licence mean?

Date of licence issue (4a), expiry (4b), issuing authority (4) The date shown in 4a is the date the photocard was issued.

4b shows the date the driving licence expires.

The authority that issued the licence is shown in 4c..

How do I send my old driving Licence back to DVLA?

The address must be one in GB where we can contact you at any time (we do not accept PO box addresses). Send your driving licence to us at DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BN. If your name has changed you will need to fill in forms D1 or D2, see note under section ‘Your driving licence’.

Does the DMV take your old license?

The DMV will keep the old license, and at least one person said the old license was not returned though a new one wasn’t issued immediately. You can see why I recommend that many people begin the renewal process for a driver’s license well before the expiration date.

Do you have to send your old driving Licence back to DVLA?

You must send your old photocard licence to DVLA when you get your new licence. You’ll be told the address to use when you finish the application.

Should I destroy my old driver’s license?

When you receive your new driver’s license, the best thing to do is destroy the old one or give it to the DMV to dispose of. Valuable information is found on a driver’s license that unscrupulous people or identity thieves could use to harm you. If kept, make sure you lock it away in a secure place.

How long can you drive around with an expired license?

Grace period of 60 days granted after the expiration of license for purpose of renewal, and license is valid during this period. Renewal of license may occur from 60 days (effective August 1, 2016, 180 days) prior to expiration to 3 years after date; afterwards, applicant required to take and pass examination.

What does the amber light on the back of my driving Licence mean?

Amber on new licenses mean that the Police are keeping a close eye on you.

What does the yellow dot on my driving Licence mean?

Green = no convictions, no pending prosecutions. Yellow = something pending. Red = currently banned. Its all explained on the leaflet that was in with the licence.

How do I destroy my old driver’s license?

You can cut up the license and toss it into the trash, or you can run it through a paper shredder. You could also mark it up with an indelible marker before throwing it out. Burning it would be a sure way to prevent anyone from using it.

Do I need a stamp to return driving Licence to DVLA?

Hi Robert, yes we do need the licence returned. The Royal Mail will attempt to deliver your envelope without a stamp on.

Can I drive without my license on me UK?

Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to carry your driving licence with you when you are driving. However, it is strongly recommended. A Police Officer can ask to see your licence at any time and if you do not produce it immediately, then you will have to produce it to a Police Station within 7 days.

How long does it take for the DVLA to return your Licence?

within 3 weeksYou should expect to have your licence returned to you within 3 weeks, but the process may take longer if there is a need to check your health or personal details. In your letter, you should include details of your old and new name, your driving licence number (if you know it) and your date of birth.

Can I drive if I have sent my Licence for renewal?

Yes. The DVLA says ‘if your licence expires (runs out) while your application is being processed by the DVLA you may be able to continue driving’. However, to continue driving while your application is processed, you must be able to meet several conditions. … Read more about driving while waiting for your licence here.

What is the traffic light on the back of the UK driving Licence?

@leavesonline Hi, the traffic light is one of many security features on the licence. It’s not linked to endorsements. Hi, the traffic light symbols on the back are a security feature only and have no relation to points.

Is the DVLA Freepost?

The DVLA (as well as GCDA, HA and VOSA) does not have a “freepost” address and was therefore not included within the response.

Can you drive while waiting for a replacement license UK?

No. You must wait for the DVLA to reissue you with a new driving licence before you can start driving again.

Can I send an email to DVLA?

Contact DVLA by Email: The email addresses you need to contact the DVLA are as follows: eftd@dvla.gsi.gov.uk. www.gov.uk/contact-the-dvla.

How many stamps do I need UK?

If you’re doing it this way, howmanystamps.co.uk says you will need 2 first class or second class stamps for a letter weighing 0 – 100 grams, 3 first class or 2 second class stamps for a letter 101-250 grams, 3 first or second class stamps for a letter 251 – 500 grams, and 4 first or second class stamps for anything …