Are you approaching 70? If so, you will need to contact the DVLA to renew your driving licence if you want to carry on driving. All standard full licences will expire at the age of You will need to apply to have it renewed if you want to keep driving.

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Licences expire when you reach 70 so you will need to renew a driving licence at age 70 or older. Apply online using your Government Gateway ID to log into your account. You will get an ID during the application process if you need to register or re-register.

Note : There is also a Welsh language version Cymraeg explaining how to renew a driving licence at You can renew your driving licence if you're 70 or over using the driver licensing online service. It is for renewing a British driving licence if you are 70 or over or will be in the next 90 days and:. Note : Once you reach the age of 70 years old you must renew your driver's licence every three 3 years.

You must use postal methods to renew a C1 medium-sized vehicles or D1 minibus entitlement. When you renew your driver licence you can also can change the photo at the same time.

As a rule, it will take around one week for your licence to arrive if you applied online. The system will need some personal information from you to register a Government Gateway account. You will need to provide:. You will get a confirmation email from DVLA once you have applied. They may ask you to take part in research by email. You can opt out of the survey if you choose. Providing you meet all the conditions you can drive while your licence gets renewed by DVLA. To continue driving all these must apply:.

As a rule, they will send this form as an automatic process ninety 90 days before your 70th birthday. Use the D1 application form download if you do not get the D46P renewal form. You cannot download some forms because they include features that do not print. For example, they may contain a clear plastic window to insert a photograph.

A postal application to renew a driving licence at 70 or older will take up to three 3 weeks.


Renew your driving licence if you're 70 or over

Driving licences expire at 70 years of age, so when you reach 70, you need to renew your driving licence if you wish to continue driving. You then need to renew it every three years afterwards. The DVLA or the DVA in Northern Ireland will send you a reminder and an application form to renew your licence as your 70th birthday approaches and then every three years afterwards when your licence is due for renewal. If you do not renew your licence, you will not legally be allowed to drive after your 70th birthday. If you carry on driving, your driving licence and motor insurance would not be valid, and you would be committing a serious offence which carries stringent penalties, which could include a heavy fine and having your car seized by the police. You can renew your driving licence online not in Northern Ireland for free if you're 70 years or over, or if your 70th birthday is within 90 days.


Renewing Your Driving Licence

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