Have you recently lost or damaged your driving licence? Well, worry not as you have come to the right place. Driving licences in the UK are issued by driving and vehicle licensing agency (DVLA) offices. If a driving licence is lost, stolen or damaged, you need to report it immediately at the local police station and proceed with replacing it. Here is how you can go about it.
How to replace the UK driving licence online?
The online application to replace driving licence in the UK is pretty straightforward. You only need to access the official DVLA website and initiate the process. You need to provide addresses for where you have lived for the last three years, pay 20 pounds through your MasterCard, Visa, Delta debit card or credit card, and provide your driving licence number. You also need to fill in your National insurance number and passport number for facilitation.
How to Replace a Driving Licence if You’ve Got a Photocard Driving Licence?
There are two ways to replacing your driving licence when you have a photocard DL(driving licence).
If you already have a photocard driving licence, the replacement process is even more straightforward as you can go about it on your phone. As you begin the application process, remember that you cannot apply through the phone if your driving licence is damaged or expires in less than 56 days.
You can quickly contact DVLA to apply if you intend to change none of your details. If you are near a DVLA office, you only need to complete the D1 application form and send the application to the DVLA offices.
How to Replace Driving Licence if You’ve Got a Paper Driving Licence
For this step, here is what you need:
- A passport-type photo
- Supporting identity documents
- Damaged paper licence
If you still have your paper driving licence, you can quickly apply for your lost licence via post. While it may take longer than usual, the process is safe and convenient for everyone. Start by acquiring a D1 application form, fill it, and send it for processing.
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