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Re: DVLA driving licence renewals for oldies
« Reply #9 on: Monday 20 July 20 13:36 BST (UK) »
They aren't sending reminders at the moment. Make sure you apply online before your licence actually runs out. If it has expired you can't use the online process, and will be well and truly stuck because of the huge backlog of post they have. I don't know if they are actually working through that yet.
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Re: DVLA driving licence renewals for oldies
« Reply #10 on: Monday 20 July 20 13:41 BST (UK) »
OH has just turned 73 and did not get a reminder so don't bank on getting one.

I assume that I will have a letter early next year for the next one, otherwise I'll just complete the online form as before :)


I looked out OH's driving licence info this am when I realised he'd not had a letter. I was wondering what to get as a b-day pressie   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: DVLA driving licence renewals for oldies
« Reply #11 on: Monday 20 July 20 14:15 BST (UK) »
I looked out OH's driving licence info this am when I realised he'd not had a letter. I was wondering what to get as a b-day pressie   ;D ;D ;D

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Re: DVLA driving licence renewals for oldies
« Reply #12 on: Monday 20 July 20 16:21 BST (UK) »
I am nowhere near 70 but my photo-card licence was due to run out in August - I was a bit worried last month that it could take a while so I renewed it online and was prepared to wait - the new one arrived in just over 24 hours  :o

Apparently it had to be renewed to update the photo - the new photo is the one that is held by the passport office - it looks less like me than the old one did!

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Re: DVLA driving licence renewals for oldies
« Reply #13 on: Monday 20 July 20 16:32 BST (UK) »
  I wish driving licences didn't carry one's address - nothing else does. I don't carry mine with me for that reason. If, as happened to me once, a handbag is stolen, they have your address and your keys. I lost it on Victoria station, and for some reason I thought I might have had the licence with, so I was worried. (I realise opportunist thieves are really only after what is in the bag.)
   They were great at the station - I was taken into an office and presented with a card with all the bank phone numbers on it!
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Re: DVLA driving licence renewals for oldies
« Reply #14 on: Monday 20 July 20 17:59 BST (UK) »

I looked out OH's driving licence info this am when I realised he'd not had a letter. I was wondering what to get as a b-day pressie   ;D ;D ;D

He might object to that as it's free.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: DVLA driving licence renewals for oldies
« Reply #15 on: Monday 20 July 20 18:27 BST (UK) »
Shh!  Gadget doesn't have to tell him it was free  ;D
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Re: DVLA driving licence renewals for oldies
« Reply #16 on: Monday 20 July 20 18:32 BST (UK) »
OH has just turned 73 and did not get a reminder so don't bank on getting one.

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Re: DVLA driving licence renewals for oldies
« Reply #17 on: Monday 20 July 20 18:32 BST (UK) »
My OH was 70 in May, he received a renewal notice and sent off the completed form complete with a photo (neither of us have previously had a photocard), it is now 3 months and he is still waiting for his new licence and the return of documentation to prove who he is.

I'm 70 next month and haven't received a renewal notice, Last month I got an application form from the post office, sent it off with a photo, maybe by christmas I might have a new licence.

Managed on one occasion to get though to DVLA on the phone and was told that if your application isn't being processed by you birth date then you cannot continue to drive.
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