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Go DVLA!

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by urbanracer, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Just a quick word of praise for our chums in Swansea.

    I applied for a renewal of my restricted driving licence on-line on Sunday 12th and today (17th) I am in possession of a new 3yr licence.

    Even I'm impressed.
     
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  2. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooooooh I didn't know you can do it online these days - sounds like that eases some faff!

    Congratulations on your shiny new licence, @urbanracer ! And three cheers to the DVLA!

    :)
     
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  3. Diabeticliberty

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    Blimey, it's not like Swansea to be efficient. Keep it real quiet or you will trash their reputation.

    Glad you got it without hiccups. When I fill the forms in I always feel like I'm asking my dad for pocket money and he is gonna kick me right up the 3 point endorsement :)
     
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  4. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    I wouldn't quite say 'without faff' @Snapsy , if you apply on-line then you need to undergo an extra identity verification process through a 3rd party. I chose Experian, but to say that they ask for your mum's shoe size is not far off the mark. That's the only painful bit of the process though. (Hate to think how much trouble you'll have if you lose the Experian PIN somewhere down the road!)
     
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  5. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yes I understand, this was my first renewal - I did open the letter with some trepidation.
     
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    Deanoh Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The verification is by far the most time consuming (and in my experience, slightly annoying) part of doing it online, but at-least once you have done it, it's done and ready for the next application.
     
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  7. Robbieswan

    Robbieswan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Blimey. I live in swansea and haven't had mine back yet
     
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  8. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    But @Robbieswan in your case, they will have to consider medical reports etc.....
     
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  9. Mrsrobbieswan

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    Robbie will not have his licence back, I don't know why he wrote that. I won't let him drive even if he did.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Who's piloting the "Sooty van" these days?
     
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  11. Robbieswan

    Robbieswan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Bev works with me so she drives. Leaves me on a job yo carry on then picks me up sometimes.
     
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    I see no reason given time, way @Robbieswan will not be stable enough to drive safely. DVLA looks at how stable someone has been over the last year or so.
     
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