DVLA Medical High Risk Offender Licence Application Timescale

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Sundog

Member
Hi all *edited due to being posted on another thread, I'm not a bot, I am a human being (but tell the DVLA that :D )

First-time offender here who's 6-month reduction was entirely swallowed by COVID... shit happens.

I actually applied in January as there was a problem with my previous application, which I had failed due to medication complications (I had been taking a lot of heavy anti-anxiety meds) and not alcohol. So I had a load of GP tests done which they were going to accept, then they decided that they didn't like that idea after all, so had to do another paid medical, by which time we were into lockdown. Anyway I got the letter telling me to arrange during late August, but only after I'd successfully involved my local MP (well worth doing if you feel you're at the back of the queue... there is one, and after 6 months of them twiddling their thumbs, eating cakes, and admiring each others sandals and dragon underpants from a 2m distance, it is long).

8th Sept was my medical (earliest they could do), license received this morning 26th.

So very fast, once you get the medical lined up. Hope this helps... happy sober motoring!!
 
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iambanned

Member
Hi everyone

Wanted to share my experience so far...
5th dec 2020: Ban is up
5th September: Sent off D1 form recorded delivery (had no letters from DVLA so far!)
Today: Just had a call from a GP surgery local to me inviting me for my medical on 26th October- not had any paperwork in post from DVLA advising me of the medical. Is this normal?

Wish me luck!
 

Sundog

Member
Hi everyone

Wanted to share my experience so far...
5th dec 2020: Ban is up
5th September: Sent off D1 form recorded delivery (had no letters from DVLA so far!)
Today: Just had a call from a GP surgery local to me inviting me for my medical on 26th October- not had any paperwork in post from DVLA advising me of the medical. Is this normal?

Wish me luck!

Good luck. I got a letter asking me to phone, telling me what to bring also (basically passport or other and a means of paying - be sure to take both and probably a utility bill also).
 

iambanned

Member
Good luck. I got a letter asking me to phone, telling me what to bring also (basically passport or other and a means of paying - be sure to take both and probably a utility bill also).
Thanks... dr surgery just said form of ID but thanks for the heads up of utility bill also :)
 

cr1bster

Member
Phone call from the DVLA complaints department today saying I can drive from midnight :)

D1 application sent in 1st April, medical on 9th July, GP contacted and we filled in the DD2 form 31 July. 19 weeks in total :-(

CDT 1.0% after not drinking at all for 16 months which surprised me as I thought it would be lower. Apparently fruit juices and other sugary carbohydrates can affect it so be aware.

Been a long few months but the battle is won. Just bought insurance at a cost of £2300 total!
Hi im also a HRO first offender what did yopu put on D1 under persistant alchohol misuse or dependance ? Ive got my form in front of me, Ive spoke to my GP and she says ive stated binge drinking so im guessing a X in this section ?? Advice appreciated before I post off
 

Jnewton4098

Active member
Hi all *edited due to being posted on another thread, I'm not a bot, I am a human being (but tell the DVLA that :D )

First-time offender here who's 6-month reduction was entirely swallowed by COVID... shit happens.

I actually applied in January as there was a problem with my previous application, which I had failed due to medication complications (I had been taking a lot of heavy anti-anxiety meds) and not alcohol. So I had a load of GP tests done which they were going to accept, then they decided that they didn't like that idea after all, so had to do another paid medical, by which time we were into lockdown. Anyway I got the letter telling me to arrange during late August, but only after I'd successfully involved my local MP (well worth doing if you feel you're at the back of the queue... there is one, and after 6 months of them twiddling their thumbs, eating cakes, and admiring each others sandals and dragon underpants from a 2m distance, it is long).

8th Sept was my medical (earliest they could do), license received this morning 26th.

So very fast, once you get the medical lined up. Hope this helps... happy sober motoring!!
Hi there - can I ask what you blew when you were convicted, any previous convictions, and what you said re alcohol on the form? Thanks!
 

Jnewton4098

Active member
Sent my application off 7th of February apparently its been accepted but at the medical stage now. Been told I have to wait for dvla medical to write to me? How long has this process taken from sending in D1 application to dvla medical writing to you?
Hi Marc did you get your license back if so how long from date of medical and any GP contact? Thanks!
 

Roots

Member
Does anyone know how the Covid backlog is looking? My ban is up on the 29 May. Also - do I need to contact the DVLA it will they automatically contact me?
 

price1367

TTC Group
Does anyone know how the Covid backlog is looking? My ban is up on the 29 May. Also - do I need to contact the DVLA it will they automatically contact me?
They are getting better at sending out application forms, but I would not chance it. Go to the Post Office and get a D1 application form you can submit it 56 days before your ban is up, or 90 if you are a high risk offender and need a medical.
 

Tommyalfonz

Active member
Hi all my experience so far

Date applied 8th December 2020

DVLA contacted me on 23rd December 2020

booked medical on jan 12th 2021 due to back log earliest I could book is for March

29th March (yesterday) did medical.
The medical itself took about fifteen minutes, the doctor was rapid I’m not sure if it was a good thing or bad?
took blood pressure, eye sight test checked liver and took the blood sample, answered the questions and paid. Was really quick compared to the medical I took in 2016, as I said not sure if was a good thing or what... any information would be appreciated.

period abstained for: 16 weeks, not a single drink, prior I was drinking a few times a week. Few ciders each time.

Will update on outcome, all the best.
 
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