Driving License revoked by DVLA

samkma
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I am writing on behalf of my neighbour, He has just received a letter from DVLA that they are revoking his DL, the reason being he was diagnosed with a tumour in brain and underwent a surgery, on advice of his doctors he informed the DVLA he's been advised not to drive for 4 months, he's totally back to normal now and his consultant has told him he can get back to normal day to day life.

The DVLA letter received 2 days ago states they wrote to him in August to attend specsavers for a test, he's not received any such letter as I helped look into some posts he's not opened. So the reason on letter is he failed to do the eye test. They say he need to reapply via D1 form or appeal via a magistrates court.

Can someone who knows about this process shed some light so I can help him out.

   
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  • elsien
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    edited 28 October 2023 at 4:07PM
    https://www.gov.uk/reapply-driving-licence-medical-condition
    If they want him to have had an eye test, then he probably needs to do that before he does anything else. 

    The magistrates court option is a different route if he wants to appeal the cancellation.
    https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/legal-rights/fitness-to-drive/challenge-the-decision/
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • Torry_Quine
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    When my husband was diagnosed with brain secondaries he was told no driving for 2 years. He never had symptoms. A sight test first is easily remedied. I hope all goes well.
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  • samkma
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    When my husband was diagnosed with brain secondaries he was told no driving for 2 years. He never had symptoms. A sight test first is easily remedied. I hope all goes well.
    That's not the issue here, DVLA claims to have sent a letter to do an eye test in August that my neighbour says he has not received. So they have revoked the licence because the eye test was not done ans requested.
  • user1977
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    samkma said:
    When my husband was diagnosed with brain secondaries he was told no driving for 2 years. He never had symptoms. A sight test first is easily remedied. I hope all goes well.
    That's not the issue here, DVLA claims to have sent a letter to do an eye test in August that my neighbour says he has not received. So they have revoked the licence because the eye test was not done ans requested.
    Well, whether he got the letter or not, the DVLA still need the eye test to be done. Which would seem the simplest way of sorting it out rather than having a fight with the DVLA.
  • samkma
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    user1977 said:
    samkma said:
    When my husband was diagnosed with brain secondaries he was told no driving for 2 years. He never had symptoms. A sight test first is easily remedied. I hope all goes well.
    That's not the issue here, DVLA claims to have sent a letter to do an eye test in August that my neighbour says he has not received. So they have revoked the licence because the eye test was not done ans requested.
    Well, whether he got the letter or not, the DVLA still need the eye test to be done. Which would seem the simplest way of sorting it out rather than having a fight with the DVLA.
    Now the option to do an eye test is no longer available as the licence is revoked. The letter states either reapply using D1 form or appeal by writing to the magistrates court. I need some guidance on how the appeal can be made, can this be done directly or through a law firm that deals with DVLA matters?
  • Jenni_D
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    But surely the results of an eye test will be needed regardless, even if an appeal is successful and sets the process back to the point at which DVLA sent out the previous letter?
    Jenni x
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    samkma said:
    user1977 said:
    samkma said:
    When my husband was diagnosed with brain secondaries he was told no driving for 2 years. He never had symptoms. A sight test first is easily remedied. I hope all goes well.
    That's not the issue here, DVLA claims to have sent a letter to do an eye test in August that my neighbour says he has not received. So they have revoked the licence because the eye test was not done ans requested.
    Well, whether he got the letter or not, the DVLA still need the eye test to be done. Which would seem the simplest way of sorting it out rather than having a fight with the DVLA.
    Now the option to do an eye test is no longer available as the licence is revoked. The letter states either reapply using D1 form or appeal by writing to the magistrates court. I need some guidance on how the appeal can be made, can this be done directly or through a law firm that deals with DVLA matters?
     Apply for a new driving licence fee free after disability revocation, fill in medical form and send it with it. You will get instructions back with a new eye test appointment and any other medical requirements. Note medical assessments take months. 
  • Marvel1
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    Get the eye test and complete the D1 form, enclosing the eye test results.
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    samkma said:
    user1977 said:
    samkma said:
    When my husband was diagnosed with brain secondaries he was told no driving for 2 years. He never had symptoms. A sight test first is easily remedied. I hope all goes well.
    That's not the issue here, DVLA claims to have sent a letter to do an eye test in August that my neighbour says he has not received. So they have revoked the licence because the eye test was not done ans requested.
    Well, whether he got the letter or not, the DVLA still need the eye test to be done. Which would seem the simplest way of sorting it out rather than having a fight with the DVLA.
    Now the option to do an eye test is no longer available as the licence is revoked. The letter states either reapply using D1 form or appeal by writing to the magistrates court. I need some guidance on how the appeal can be made, can this be done directly or through a law firm that deals with DVLA matters?
    Did you read the link elsien gave you.

    That explains what you have you do to challenge the DVLA or appeal to the magistrate court.
  • marcia_
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    Marvel1 said:
    Get the eye test and complete the D1 form, enclosing the eye test results.
     You cant just go anywhere for an eye test. It needs to be approved premises and they might require specific tests not carried out in a standard eye test. They did in my case anyway after brain surgery it was found i had blind spots in my vision. 
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