While the government replaced outdated driving licences over two decades ago, some drivers are still hesitant about replacing their paper driving licences. The reason is that rules are different based on a person’s age.
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the government gave an 11-month extension for any driving license expected to expire between 1st February 2020 and 31st December 2020.
In what case do You need to Exchange Your Driving Licence?
You should acquire a new licence if:
- Your licence is stolen, destroyed, lost or defaced.
- You change your address.
- You want to become a legit bus or lorry driver (e.g., you are acquiring a driver qualification card (DQC) or Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
- You change your official names.
How to Exchange Driving Licence Online?
The process of exchanging your licence in the UK is artless. You first have to fill in an application form, which you can find at this government website. Return the form to Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) together with your licence and an exchange fee of £43. It’s worth noting that the legal age of driving in the United Kingdom is 17.
Required Documents :
- Proof of entitlement letter from an authorised issuing body or copy of your licence
- Passport-sized photo
- A completed D1 form
- If on visa, submit Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
How to Exchange Driving Licence via Post Office?
If you are not into online applications, the good news is that you can exchange your licence via the post office. You can either apply in person at the DVLA or through the typical postal methods.
In this process, you have to complete the D1 form, which you can get from any of the leading post office branches in the country.
Here are the documents you need to include:
- Identity documents required for licence exchange
- Colour passport-sized photos
- Licence fees (Don’t send cash. Instead, send a cheque or postal order payable).
Visit official website to learn more.
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