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Licence renewal

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by MissNicS, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. MissNicS

    MissNicS · Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Hope you’re well. Has anyone renewed their driving licence during lockdown? If so, how long did it take to arrive? I know there’s a back log at the DVLA but does anyone know if it’ll be longer than the usual 6 weeks?

    Thanks!
     
  2. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    If you are asking about a fairly standard 3yr restricted licence then you can do it on-line and it takes about 3 days.

    See this discussion too.....

    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/driving-licence-extension.175743/
     
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  3. Circuspony

    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just renewed mine online and it was back within a week
     
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  4. MissNicS

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    Thanks for your responses, I sent mine through post rather than online, so hopefully it’s not too much longer.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You may be disappointed, there is a big backlog in postal applications due to social distancing restricting the number of staff. Presumably online renewals are dealt with by staff working at home so are not affected.
    BBC News - Drivers furious after waiting months for licences
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53511030
     
  6. MissNicS

    MissNicS · Member

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    Ahh, not ideal but I suppose it can’t be helped. I’ll keep my fingers crossed I’m not waiting months on end.
     
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    conniecar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had to do mine on paper as I’m also epileptic, and send back my old licence. I was waiting for the usual waste of time at the GP’s while they ask if you’ve ever been hypo or had a seizure. My licence appeared today after 2 weeks, and no medical?
     
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  8. MissNicS

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    That’s really reassuring to hear! I’m glad you got it all sorted really quickly. Mine was sent over 3 weeks ago and I’m still waiting, which is fine because it usually takes about 6 weeks before I hear from them.
     
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    It’s really odd! It just appeared in the post. 3 year licence again without any interrogation. Posted on 14 July.
     
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