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DVLA - not sure what happened

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by Dougal, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Dougal

    Dougal Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I would like to buck the trend and thank the DVLA for the fast efficient renewal of my driving licence!

    I followed the procedure recommended by my DSN. The DVLA had a few questions which they came back to me about, and as I have background retinopathy I had to attend a local optician to have my eyes tested.

    My 3 year driving licence was issued in less than a month. :happy:


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  2. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Good to read that Dougal. They usually get a lot of stick here so credit where it's due !
     
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  3. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    This is inspiring to hear about . :)
    Thanks for sharing this with with us all .

    Mine is due for renewal this september 2014 .
    Hope exactly the same happens with mine !
     
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    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good news Dougal,:)
     
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    Blimey they r gettin quick hope they send my hgv licence very soon
     
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  6. Dougal

    Dougal Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My DSN recommended that I send 3 months' test results to my consultant along with my completed form. She said that he would then write a letter with his recommendation and send this with my form to the DVLA together.

    I was told that this can speed up the process dramatically - it worked for me!


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    Omnipod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    thats brilliant. Mine took a year and a letter from my local MP before they issued mine
     
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    Mines my hgv it's entirely different more loops to go through
     
  9. Dougal

    Dougal Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope it comes through soon for you. I know it can be stressful waiting to see what they decide! I wish you all the best.


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  10. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I dint think it shud long as my stress echo cardigram test adnt changed from
    Last time so hopefully shud hear something this cunning wk fingers x
     
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  11. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    Also diabetic uk are very gd helpin you I ad a advocate from there to write to DVLA if u av any probs in the future
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    I am still waiting for mine to be re-issued . :rolleyes:
    Sent all the forms and new photo in - 7 weeks ago !
    Getting concerned as with the no-show of it .
    May go past my expiry date on the current one and
    then what will I do ? :wacky:
     
  13. gazza1137

    gazza1137 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Sent my form off on the 15th June and still waiting.
     
  14. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    They took 10 months to sort mine out but to be fair it was about my LGV as well
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    AWWWW shucks - am quite worried now as
    - I bought a new car yesterday !!!
    :eek: :confused: :mad: Am feeling all of these currently !
    Am on the blower tomorrow - chasing this all up .

    Wanna be able to know I can drive my new car 'soon' :banghead:
     
  16. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Mine took around 7 - 8 weeks to come back although they did tell me they were carrying out checks when I rang the DVLA, the guy on the phone said I'd still be able to drive even if they hadn't got back with my new licence before my current licence ran out, he said that I'd be covered by Section ??? (can't recall what it was) as they had already acknowledged my forms.

    Might be worth giving them a ring in the morning and chasing things up.
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    After getting on the blower - to a recorded message that just plays same
    old circular useless info !
    Hubby emailed them and insisted upon a reply from them !

    RESULT - new licence in the post today :happy:
    Came with letter explaining they had run a medical check on "me" :rolleyes:
    Before issuing me with a new restricted 3yearly driving licence .

    Still concerned at the length of time all this has taken .
    Taught me one thing for certain - apply as early as is possible to do so
    'next time around' .
     
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    DVLA should be sending you letters keeping you updated on the status of the process. Mine took 7 months 2 years ago then I was issued with a license for a year only. They gave me a 3 year license after that expired. Even if you pass the expiry date of your current license you can still drive while the DVLA are making their decision. At the time I'd had had laser treatment 11 months previous so fell into the 'Have you had...... in the past 12 months category'. It was a total carry on at the time as my ophthalmologist had completed his paperwork right at the start and my Hba1c was spot on and I get this tested every 6 weeks.
     
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    I also want to confirm the DVLA were excellent sorting out my licence. I was diagnosed as T1 at end of March. I was too ill to drive when I came out of hospital, but pulled the form to report T1 to them from the internet, filled it in and posted it back mid April. After 2 weeks I felt better (and we'd just collected a new car which helped!) so I emailed them to check what was happening and also to confirm whether I could drive while waiting for their decision. I had a reply confirming they were looking into it and I could drive as long as I satisfied certain conditions (Drs permission etc) pending their decision. This also meant I had something in writing confirming they'd had my form, so if anything happened I had proof they'd had my 'report' about being T1. I had a letter requesting my old licence a few days later - may have missed it but when I printed off the form I didn't see anything about sending off old licence on form - then once received my 3 year licence came through a few days later. The whole process took less than a month.

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