Praise for DVLA

Upcoming 70th birthday
Applied for new driving licence 6th January, new licence arrived on the 8th

Made sure I used the official DVLA website

Top marks
«1

Replies

  • MurphybearMurphybear Forumite
    6.4K Posts
    Ninth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for this.  I will be 70 this year and had forgotten I will need to renew my licence.  
  • y3sitsm3y3sitsm3 Forumite
    399 Posts
    100 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭
    SteveJW said:
    Upcoming 70th birthday
    Applied for new driving licence 6th January, new licence arrived on the 8th

    Made sure I used the official DVLA website

    Top marks
    Tell them to speed up the licences for HGV drivers then.  We can probably do with more HGV drivers on the road than 70 year olds, unless they're also working for Deliveroo.
  • MurphybearMurphybear Forumite
    6.4K Posts
    Ninth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭
    SteveJW said:
    Upcoming 70th birthday
    Applied for new driving licence 6th January, new licence arrived on the 8th

    Made sure I used the official DVLA website

    Top marks
    I spoke to my husband, he said his 70 th renewal took the same time.  
  • turnitroundturnitround Forumite
    208 Posts
    100 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭
    Me as well but mine took 5 days.
  • Admiral_BarbarossaAdmiral_Barbarossa Forumite
    352 Posts
    100 Posts Photogenic First Anniversary Name Dropper
    ✭✭
    Did mine late November, applied on the Monday and got licence, proper UK version, on the Thrusday!
  • venomxvenomx Forumite
    1K Posts
    Fifth Anniversary 500 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭
    When I applied for my first medical license it took 10 months to hear back with my new one.

    Renewal is at the end of the year. Is it likely i'll have to wait a very long time again ?
  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
    14.4K Posts
    10,000 Posts Third Anniversary Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    venomx said:
    When I applied for my first medical license it took 10 months to hear back with my new one.

    Renewal is at the end of the year. Is it likely i'll have to wait a very long time again ?

    Yes, refer back to your previous thread as someone helpfully put a link in:
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/dvla-coronavirus-covid-19-update#processing-dates-for-paper-applications
  • edited 17 April at 9:38AM
    venomxvenomx Forumite
    1K Posts
    Fifth Anniversary 500 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭
    edited 17 April at 9:38AM
    venomx said:
    When I applied for my first medical license it took 10 months to hear back with my new one.

    Renewal is at the end of the year. Is it likely i'll have to wait a very long time again ?

    Yes, refer back to your previous thread as someone helpfully put a link in:
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/dvla-coronavirus-covid-19-update#processing-dates-for-paper-applications
    I've seen that page already but didn't see the info at the bottom, thanks.  :)

    No lockdowns, covid under control, so I don't see why there are still delays to this extent when everywhere else is back to normal

    At least section 88 covers me for upto a year after it expires

    I might see if I can get the renewal form early so that it's done in time
  • sherambersheramber Forumite
    13.9K Posts
    Eighth Anniversary 10,000 Posts I've been Money Tipped! Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    venomx said:
    venomx said:
    When I applied for my first medical license it took 10 months to hear back with my new one.

    Renewal is at the end of the year. Is it likely i'll have to wait a very long time again ?

    Yes, refer back to your previous thread as someone helpfully put a link in:
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/dvla-coronavirus-covid-19-update#processing-dates-for-paper-applications
    I've seen that page already but didn't see the info at the bottom, thanks.  :)

    No lockdowns, covid under control, so I don't see why there are still delays to this extent when everywhere else is back to normal

    At least section 88 covers me for upto a year after it expires

    I might see if I can get the renewal form early so that it's done in time
    It will take time to  wok through the back log of post. It won't magically disappear.

    There are still lots of absences due to people getting covid now that restrictions are ended.  Covid is not under control.  It is being left to spread naturally,

    Things are definitely not back to normal.


  • venomxvenomx Forumite
    1K Posts
    Fifth Anniversary 500 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭
    sheramber said:
    venomx said:
    venomx said:
    When I applied for my first medical license it took 10 months to hear back with my new one.

    Renewal is at the end of the year. Is it likely i'll have to wait a very long time again ?

    Yes, refer back to your previous thread as someone helpfully put a link in:
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/dvla-coronavirus-covid-19-update#processing-dates-for-paper-applications
    I've seen that page already but didn't see the info at the bottom, thanks.  :)

    No lockdowns, covid under control, so I don't see why there are still delays to this extent when everywhere else is back to normal

    At least section 88 covers me for upto a year after it expires

    I might see if I can get the renewal form early so that it's done in time
    It will take time to  wok through the back log of post. It won't magically disappear.

    There are still lots of absences due to people getting covid now that restrictions are ended.  Covid is not under control.  It is being left to spread naturally,

    Things are definitely not back to normal.


    Well their reason for the delays was due to strikes and lockdowns. Hopefully the wait isn't 10 months like it was before, although to be fair the first application after declaring a medical condition probably takes longer than just a renewal
Sign In or Register to comment.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Stoozing, sublets & summer sips

This week's MSE Forum highlights

MSE News

Martin Lewis quizzes Rishi Sunak

Watch the cost of living support Q&A here

Join the MSE Forum discussion

48 craft beers for £50 delivered

One-off bundle for newbies. Excludes Northern Ireland

MSE Deals