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    • kuepper
    • By kuepper 8th Jul 18, 10:13 AM
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    Which licence (paper/photo) to send to DVLA
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    • 8th Jul 18, 10:13 AM
    Which licence (paper/photo) to send to DVLA 8th Jul 18 at 10:13 AM
    Just applied to renew licence as I'm soon 70 and form asks me to cut licence in 2 and send it to DVLA, but it doesn't say if that's paper or photo version or both
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 8th Jul 18, 10:43 AM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 10:43 AM
    You should only have one licence.
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    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 8th Jul 18, 10:44 AM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 10:44 AM
    Assuming that you are not in Northern Ireland it will be the plastic photocard.
    The paper part of the licence was discontinued in most of the UK a while ago and as such is worthless.
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 8th Jul 18, 11:36 AM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 11:36 AM
    Assuming that you are not in Northern Ireland it will be the plastic photocard.
    The paper part of the licence was discontinued in most of the UK a while ago and as such is worthless.
    Originally posted by shaun from Africa

    If the OP was in NI, he wouldn't be sending anything to the DVLA.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 8th Jul 18, 11:45 AM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 11:45 AM
    If the OP was in NI, he wouldn't be sending anything to the DVLA.
    Originally posted by Car 54
    Yes, he would. DVLNI in Coleraine closed down a few years ago, and everything was moved to Swansea.


    OP - if you currently have a photocard, then that's what you send. The paper counterpart became irrelevant a couple of years back, and could have been binned then.

    If you still have a pre-photocard licence, because you haven't changed/renewed your licence or address since the 90s, then that's what you send. You'll get a photocard back.
    • r2015
    • By r2015 8th Jul 18, 12:06 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 12:06 PM
    Don't bother to send it and save on the stamp, I didn't and never heard anything back and that was 2 years ago.
    over 72 but not over the hill.
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 8th Jul 18, 12:36 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 12:36 PM
    Yes, he would. DVLNI in Coleraine closed down a few years ago, and everything was moved to Swansea.
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    No.


    Vehicle tax is now the responsibility of DVLA, but driver and vehicle licensing remain with DVA in Coleraine. See https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/contacts-az/driver-vehicle-agency-driver-licensing


    And no, I don't know why!
    • George Michael
    • By George Michael 8th Jul 18, 12:43 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 12:43 PM
    Yes, he would. DVLNI in Coleraine closed down a few years ago, and everything was moved to Swansea.
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    The NI government think otherwise:
    https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/keeping-your-driving-licence-date
    • Money_Grabber13579
    • By Money_Grabber13579 8th Jul 18, 4:02 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 4:02 PM
    Originally posted by George Michael
    What NI government? We donít have one of those currently!
    Northern Ireland club member No 382
    • Uxb
    • By Uxb 8th Jul 18, 10:06 PM
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    Assuming that you are not in Northern Ireland it will be the plastic photocard.
    The paper part of the licence was discontinued in most of the UK a while ago and as such is worthless.
    Originally posted by shaun from Africa
    Just clarify the even older paper green licences are still valid
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 9th Jul 18, 7:39 AM
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    Just clarify the even older paper green licences are still valid
    Originally posted by Uxb
    But he was making reference to the paper counterpart that cane with a photo licence.
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    • George Michael
    • By George Michael 9th Jul 18, 10:42 AM
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    What NI government? We donít have one of those currently!
    Originally posted by Money_Grabber13579
    You don't have a devolved government but you still have separate and independent government departments.
    https://www.northernireland.gov.uk/topics/your-executive/government-departments
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