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I need an idiots guide to getting C1 entitlement back

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by SnailsPace, Jul 5, 2021.

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  1. SnailsPace

    SnailsPace · Newbie

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    Hi,

    Type 1 since the 70s, passed my test in the 80s, C1 entitlement was removed from my license when the law changed. I now need that entitlement back. I'm currently on a 3 year license.

    I have a D2 form, D4 partially filled - waiting for a medical but don't know when I need to do this, and a Vdiab1 if required.

    I have 90 days readings - at least twice daily - on an accu-check mobile.

    Whats the actual process to get this done. (I find the instructions on the forms contradictory and DVLA don't want to answer phones and there webchat bot tells me to phone.)

    Thanks
     
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    T1DM2012 Type 1 · Active Member

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    It’s, a long winded tick box nightmare of a process, I despise dealing with DVLA. You need to complete all the forms and medical and submit to DVLA. You will then need to be seen by your own hospital consultant who will have been sent forms to complete. If you pass this stage you then have to have an appointment with a DVLA consultant. Just make sure you have your meter at each appointment showing twice daily testing, and no missed days. I keep a DVLA meter with good readings on. No hypos requiring outside assistance is also a requirement. Initial process took about 6 months and normally about 3 months for annual renewal. Good luck Xx
     
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    SnailsPace · Newbie

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    Many thanks for the reply.

    When you state "You need to complete all the forms and medical" , does this mean the D4 at this stage ?

    So,

    I get an appointment with a doctor who fills in the D4 (I pay for this one)

    I send the D2 and D4 to the DVLA

    DVLA then send my normal diabetic consultant a form to fill in (VDIAB2), they send it back to DVLA (they pay for this one)

    DVLA then send me to a DVLA consultant (they pay for this one)

    I get license.

    Do I need a VDIAB1 ?

    When I used to drive vehicles and rather large trailers it was in the days of urine testing !
     
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    T1DM2012 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Yes, i completed the D2 and D4 and sent both on initial application. I can't remember what the VDIAB2 form is? I have in my head that there is a medical questionnaire that you also need to send with the application but that could be out dated info now :)
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You are obviously aware of the major delays in handling paper forms at the moment and the proposed ongoing strike action by DVLA staff.
     
  6. SnailsPace

    SnailsPace · Newbie

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    VDIAB2 is the one that goes to your diabetic consultant. VDIAB1 is the one that is usually filled in by yourself and sent on 'normal' diabetic applications.

    So, looking at

    ins186_a_guide_for_drivers_with_insulin_treated_diabetes.pdf

    It makes more sense now.

    The need for them to make me see 3 doctors is an absolute joke though.

    Thank you for your help.
     
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    SnailsPace · Newbie

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    Unfortunately, yes.
     
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