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My ID runs out the next week. - Carers UK Forum

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Hi everyone

I have a provisional license and this runs out next week. I need ID and did go to post office but they told me I should get my renewal forum within 1 month of expiring , but still got nothing and I can’t do it online as I don’t have a passport.

Is there any way of getting this renewed or even another website out their who I could get one of.

Hope someone can help

Stay safe.
Renewing a photocard driving licence.

To make it easier for drivers who need to update their photocard licence with a new photograph at the end of the 10 years validity, photocard driving licences that expire between 1 February 2020 and 31 August 2020 will be automatically extended for a period of 7 months from the date of expiry.

If your photocard expires between 1 February 2020 and 31 August 2020 you do not need to take any action as the extension will be automatic. You will be sent a renewal reminder before your 7 month extension ends.

If you have already applied online to renew your photocard this will be processed as normal. If you have already sent a paper application to renew your photocard there will be delays in processing but the 7 month extension will apply in the meantime.

This temporary extension applies to the photocard expiry date. This is separate to entitlement to drive. If your entitlement to drive is due to expire, you will need to renew this entitlement in the normal way by making an application to continue driving. It is illegal to drive without a valid licence.
liondog wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:45 am


If you have already applied online to renew your photocard this will be processed as normal. If you have already sent a paper application to renew your photocard there will be delays in processing but the 7 month extension will apply in the meantime.
Looking at this from a legal perspective - does the law accept that you have sent an application even though DVLA may not have received it?

I ask because I've looked into this recently. My DL expires when I'm 70 in a couple of weeks time. I sent my application for a new licence on 27/4/20. The tracking info on the DVLA website says:- "In progress awaiting return of application"

I have telephoned the DVLA,and eventually spoke to someone who said that there is no way that they could tell me whether or not my application had arrived. They also said that the tracking info would remain the same until my new licence is dispatched - that's really not very helpful.

I looked into what happens after my 70th birthday if I still have no new licence and the info I found says that I can continue to drive so long as DVLA has my application - it doesn't say so long as I've sent an application.
Ayjay wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:07 am
liondog wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:45 am


If you have already applied online to renew your photocard this will be processed as normal. If you have already sent a paper application to renew your photocard there will be delays in processing but the 7 month extension will apply in the meantime.
Looking at this from a legal perspective - does the law accept that you have sent an application even though DVLA may not have received it?

I ask because I've looked into this recently. My DL expires when I'm 70 in a couple of weeks time. I sent my application for a new licence on 27/4/20. The tracking info on the DVLA website says:- "In progress awaiting return of application"

I have telephoned the DVLA,and eventually spoke to someone who said that there is no way that they could tell me whether or not my application had arrived. They also said that the tracking info would remain the same until my new licence is dispatched - that's really not very helpful.

I looked into what happens after my 70th birthday if I still have no new licence and the info I found says that I can continue to drive so long as DVLA has my application - it doesn't say so long as I've sent an application.
I'm not entirely sure, Ayjay, but I think that as long as you have proof that you've sent your application off that you should be covered under the law. I renewed my photo licence at the Post Office before the country went into lockdown and I'm pretty sure that I was told that the receipt I was given was proof that my application had sent.
liondog wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:28 am

I'm not entirely sure, Ayjay, but I think that as long as you have proof that you've sent your application off that you should be covered under the law. I renewed my photo licence at the Post Office before the country went into lockdown and I'm pretty sure that I was told that the receipt I was given was proof that my application had sent.
........and therein lies my problem. I read the destructions for sending it off and included a stamped addressed Recorded Delivery envelope for the safe return of my documents, (Birth Certificate), but for some strange reason (best known only to the hidden depths if my addled brainbox) I didn't think to send the application by Recorded Delivery. It was in a printed DVLA envelope, so no problems with legibilty.

I was told by the DVLA that had it been sent by RD they could tell me if it had arrived , but otherwise not.

I do have the RD receipt, but of course with that being inside the other envelope, it's untraceable until it's back in the postal system.

I've not been able to begin a fresh application (having already sourced a replacement BC) because this one is still "in progress".
Ayjay wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:13 am
liondog wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:28 am

I'm not entirely sure, Ayjay, but I think that as long as you have proof that you've sent your application off that you should be covered under the law. I renewed my photo licence at the Post Office before the country went into lockdown and I'm pretty sure that I was told that the receipt I was given was proof that my application had sent.
........and therein lies my problem. I read the destructions for sending it off and included a stamped addressed Recorded Delivery envelope for the safe return of my documents, (Birth Certificate), but for some strange reason (best known only to the hidden depths if my addled brainbox) I didn't think to send the application by Recorded Delivery. It was in a printed DVLA envelope, so no problems with legibilty.

I was told by the DVLA that had it been sent by RD they could tell me if it had arrived , but otherwise not.

I do have the RD receipt, but of course with that being inside the other envelope, it's untraceable until it's back in the postal system.

I've not been able to begin a fresh application (having already sourced a replacement BC) because this one is still "in progress".
I am over 70 years old and have sent my
licence to DVLA to renew my entitlement to
drive. Can I carry on driving while my form is
with you?


As soon as DVLA receives your application and
as long as you meet all the Section 88 criteria
you may drive. If you are unsure about whether
you meet the medical criteria for driving, you can
check your condition(s) in the ‘At a Glance’ guide
for healthcare professionals, which can be found
at www.gov.uk/government/publications/at-a-glance
or check with your Doctor who can advise you.

As you sent your application at the end of April then I should imagine it will have been received by the DVLA by now.
liondog wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:41 am

I am over 70 years old and have sent my
licence to DVLA to renew my entitlement to
drive. Can I carry on driving while my form is
with you?


As soon as DVLA receives your application and
as long as you meet all the Section 88 criteria
you may drive. If you are unsure about whether
you meet the medical criteria for driving, you can
check your condition(s) in the ‘At a Glance’ guide
for healthcare professionals, which can be found
at www.gov.uk/government/publications/at-a-glance
or check with your Doctor who can advise you.

As you sent your application at the end of April then I should imagine it will have been received by the DVLA by now.
Thanks liondog: I have seen that info. I agree that the DVLA should have my application, and I shall continue to drive as necessary on that basis past my birthday if I'm still not in receipt of the new one by then. I think it would be a very hard-hearted policeman that considered me as offending in the circumstances, but I have very little confidence in the good nature of our boys in blue.

The original time frame for the application was 21 days from when I initiated the process online to when I had to have it returned. The last valid return date was 7.5.20 (11 days after posting) and it should definitely have been there by then.

When I spoke to the DVLA I was told that the return date was extended to some time in August, but I should phone if my licence hadn't arrived by midnight on the day before my birthday.

Why someone can't just go and look for the damned thing I shall never understand, Covid or no Covid.
As I'm now 73 I have had to renew mine twice - both times I did it online. Very simple process and the new licence was with me in under a week both times.
Hopefully you’ll hear something soon, Ayjay. I know many places are running with reduced staff levels, but I do wonder how often Covid is being used as an excuse for sheer laziness.
susieq wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:56 pm
As I'm now 73 I have had to renew mine twice - both times I did it online. Very simple process and the new licence was with me in under a week both times.
The reason I can't do that this time is that mine is an old paper licence, (and I don't have a valid passport).

Next time it should be easier, at the moment it's just one more of life's hassles, I don't ever seem to be completely free of them, mostly involving bureaucracy in some form or another.