Quick Answer: Do You Need To Send Your Old Driving Licence Back When Renewing?

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..

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.

Do DVLA send documents back?

Get your documents back Identity documents are returned by second class post. Include a stamped, self-addressed special delivery or Signed For envelope with your application if you want to track when your documents are posted. Contact DVLA if you have not received your licence or documents back.

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.

Do I return my old driving Licence before my new one arrives?

Hi Matt, if you are in need of a licence before your new one arrives, you’re welcome to wait until you return the old one to us cut in half.

Do I need to renew my driving Licence every 10 years?

Though the photocard needs to be renewed every 10 years, in general driving licences are valid until you’re 70, after which it needs renewing every three years.

How long does DVLA take to send back documents?

2 weeksNever miss a Moment @117_pat We send your ID documents back separately from your licence, this can take up to 2 weeks, contact detail at: gov.uk/contact-the-dv …

Do the DVLA send back your marriage certificate?

DVLA on Twitter: “@LaurenWerrett Your marriage certificate will be returned separately up to 2 weeks after you receive your licence: http://t.co/qh1loETmN0”

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 happens if you forgot to put a stamp on a letter UK?

The post office will charge a fee for the missing stamp (most often, the fee equals the price of the stamp) either from you or from the addressee, depending on where your letter is delivered. If the recipient refuses to pay, the letter will be returned to you.

How long does it take DVLA to send Licence back?

within 3 weeksIf your licence is sent to DVLA because you’ve changed your address, it’ll be returned to you within 3 weeks.

What happens if my driving Licence is out of date?

Motorists must renew their photocard licence when it expires. If they fail to renew their licence and supply a photo that is a recent and true likeness, they will be breaking the law and may have to pay a fine of up to £1,000. It is important that licences are renewed.

What happens if you don’t put enough stamps on a letter UK?

If there is no return address on your letter or package, the post office will try to send it to the recipient with a “Postage Due” stamp. … If the person declines, then it becomes “dead mail.” If it’s a magazine or other printed matter without sufficient postage, the post office will dispose of it.

Can I renew driving Licence online without UK passport?

If you want to renew your driving licence online, you need to have a valid British passport. There are also other exclusions that apply and you won’t be able to go ahead renewing your licence online if: … The DVLA is unable to use the photo and signature from your passport for your new driving licence.

Do I need a new photo to renew driving license?

DVLA will get the photo and signature for your new driving licence from your passport. If this is not possible you will not be able to change your photo online. … If you have a photocard driving licence, you must renew it every 10 years – you’ll receive a reminder before your current licence ends.