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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 15th Jul 17, 1:05 PM
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    Driving Licence when Diabetic
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    • 15th Jul 17, 1:05 PM
    Driving Licence when Diabetic 15th Jul 17 at 1:05 PM
    I am diabetic and I need to renew my licence every 3 years because I inject insulin.

    Does anyone know if they will send me a reminder and if I need to pay for the renewal?

    My first one under these rules was free and expires in December this year.
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    • By DUTR 15th Jul 17, 1:26 PM
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    I am diabetic and I need to renew my licence every 3 years because I inject insulin.

    Does anyone know if they will send me a reminder and if I need to pay for the renewal?

    My first one under these rules was free and expires in December this year.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    https://www.gov.uk/renew-medical-driving-licence
    • stockton
    • By stockton 15th Jul 17, 1:38 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 1:38 PM
    I am diabetic and I need to renew my licence every 3 years because I inject insulin.

    Does anyone know if they will send me a reminder and if I need to pay for the renewal?

    My first one under these rules was free and expires in December this year.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Do not know about your particular case but when you are 70+ I do know you have to renew every three years. They send a reminder and you do not have to pay.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 15th Jul 17, 1:53 PM
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    I searched the site before I came and asked here but found only the normal licence renewal page, I probably never looked deep enough.
    Big thanks for that, I just need to find out if they will send a reminder.
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    • jimmo
    • By jimmo 15th Jul 17, 9:03 PM
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    Extract from DVLA letter telling my wife her new licence was on its way.
    "Within 2 weeks you should receive your new short period driving licence which will be valid for 3 years.......We will send you the renewal forms three months before your driving licence runs out."
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 15th Jul 17, 9:14 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 9:14 PM
    Extract from DVLA letter telling my wife her new licence was on its way.
    "Within 2 weeks you should receive your new short period driving licence which will be valid for 3 years.......We will send you the renewal forms three months before your driving licence runs out."
    Originally posted by jimmo
    It probably said that on my letter way back when but it has long since gone.

    Thanks for the info
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    • jimmo
    • By jimmo 15th Jul 17, 9:20 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 9:20 PM
    It probably said that on my letter way back when but it has long since gone.

    Thanks for the info
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I always keep a copy of the last application and correspondence because you get the same old questions every time. Helps with consistency and/or realising that there have been changes which will slow down the renewal process.
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