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    • Thommo14
    • By Thommo14 14th Mar 17, 8:39 PM
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    Provisional Driving License
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    • 14th Mar 17, 8:39 PM
    Provisional Driving License 14th Mar 17 at 8:39 PM
    Hi there

    I didn't realise my provisional driving license was still valid after all these years (1994).

    As I don't actually have the piece of paper, I would like to order a replacement. Don't know if it's just me, but I'm finding the many options regarding this on the DVLA's website rather confusing.

    I would like to apply online (as it appears to be cheaper), but I believe these licenses now include photo ID, so I'm not sure if this would be possible. I read somewhere about giving consent for them to use your passport photo, and I do have a passport, but it expired last September.

    I might be rambling a bit here, but I would appreciate any info. Help!
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    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 14th Mar 17, 8:44 PM
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    If your passport expired you most likely won't be able to use the photo especially as photo driving licenses need the photo updating every 10 years.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 14th Mar 17, 9:26 PM
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    You will need to update your passport first or send a photo with your licence.

    You will probably need to get someone to sign your photo also. Solicitor or Doctor or someone in a profession but not family i think?
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    • Rolandtheroadie
    • By Rolandtheroadie 14th Mar 17, 10:28 PM
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    Last time I checked, if your passport was less than 5 years old, they could use that picture.
    As your passport photo is over 5 years old, you can't use it.
    • Barneyboyz336
    • By Barneyboyz336 17th Mar 17, 3:10 PM
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    You will need your passport updated or send a new photo signed on the back by a teacher/ policeman anyone from a professional background who can verify you are indeed the person in the photograph. If you check out the dvla site you should find a list a list of people that are exceptable for filling in the form and signing the photo for you. Hope this helps
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    You will need your passport updated or send a new photo signed on the back by a teacher/ policeman anyone from a professional background who can verify you are indeed the person in the photograph. If you check out the dvla site you should find a list a list of people that are exceptable for filling in the form and signing the photo for you. Hope this helps
    Originally posted by Barneyboyz336
    It's actually quite a varied list and some surprising inclusions. You can have it certified by a professional photographer or company director. Both should be easier to locate than a policeman. I was able to certify a colleagues passport on that basis.
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • Barneyboyz336
    • By Barneyboyz336 18th Mar 17, 7:41 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 7:41 AM
    You need to have known the person as well actually for 2 years!
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 18th Mar 17, 9:22 AM
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    You will need to update your passport first or send a photo with your licence.

    You will probably need to get someone to sign your photo also. Solicitor or Doctor or someone in a profession but not family i think?
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    You will need your passport updated or send a new photo signed on the back by a teacher/ policeman anyone from a professional background who can verify you are indeed the person in the photograph. If you check out the dvla site you should find a list a list of people that are exceptable for filling in the form and signing the photo for you. Hope this helps
    Originally posted by Barneyboyz336
    It's actually quite a varied list and some surprising inclusions. You can have it certified by a professional photographer or company director. Both should be easier to locate than a policeman. I was able to certify a colleagues passport on that basis.
    Originally posted by jimjames
    You don't need the photos signed for a renewal if you're still recognisable, which you usually are after only 10 years. It doesn't matter whether or not the passport has expired, it's still a normal renewal.
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    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 18th Mar 17, 5:26 PM
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    You don't need the photos signed for a renewal if you're still recognisable, which you usually are after only 10 years. It doesn't matter whether or not the passport has expired, it's still a normal renewal.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    That's true. However in 10 years, beards and hair loss can make a significant difference to appearance especially on a passport size photo
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
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