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regretfulsoul

Active member
Hi to those who are reading this hope you're well,
I apologise if this question has been answered in previous threads however me being someone who needs things broken down in order to understand lol I thought I’ll start my own thread.

Right so my course is in December this year. Once completed I should be able to get my ban reduced to Aug 2022 instead of December 2022.

Just confused in all these forms everyone seems to say they send of some form or receive a f DVLA etc..

I am not required medical or anything so once my three days of my course are done with, what happens next? Am I expected to reach out to DVLA? Does the system automatically get updated? Then around May/June/July do I have to find a form online to fill out and send or do I automatically just get my new license sent out to me sometime in August?

Silly me thought I just get the course done and then get a new license in August.

Really confused as I thought it would just happen automatically but seems as if from reading threads I would need to have a few forms filled out. Can someone tell me when I would need to do this and how the process goes.

Again I do apologise if this was previously answered.
 

January

Well-known member
A) do course about 10 days later you get a certificate
B) you can look on the dvla site at your licence & new date for driving should show about 2-3 weeks post course
C) 56 days Pre this date you can send in the new form that you get from the PO form D1 think it’s still that dvla will / May send it but quicker to get it from post office -
D) complete & see re photo - depends on length of old licence before renewal may need new photo, get it signed etc
E) write cheque
F) get it signed for - pay for that so you know it’s arrived
G) send so it arrives on day 56 I enclosed Copt if certificate from driving course & copy of court letter so all would be in front of them
I got mine back under a week so had it ready to use
Hope that is clear if any changes I’m sure someone will correct me
 

regretfulsoul

Active member
A) do course about 10 days later you get a certificate
B) you can look on the dvla site at your licence & new date for driving should show about 2-3 weeks post course
C) 56 days Pre this date you can send in the new form that you get from the PO form D1 think it’s still that dvla will / May send it but quicker to get it from post office -
D) complete & see re photo - depends on length of old licence before renewal may need new photo, get it signed etc
E) write cheque
F) get it signed for - pay for that so you know it’s arrived
G) send so it arrives on day 56 I enclosed Copt if certificate from driving course & copy of court letter so all would be in front of them
I got mine back under a week so had it ready to use
Hope that is clear if any changes I’m sure someone will correct me
That was such a clear explanation. Much appreciated,thankyou x
 

price1367

TTC Group
A) do course about 10 days later you get a certificate
B) you can look on the dvla site at your licence & new date for driving should show about 2-3 weeks post course
C) 56 days Pre this date you can send in the new form that you get from the PO form D1 think it’s still that dvla will / May send it but quicker to get it from post office -
D) complete & see re photo - depends on length of old licence before renewal may need new photo, get it signed etc
E) write cheque
F) get it signed for - pay for that so you know it’s arrived
G) send so it arrives on day 56 I enclosed Copt if certificate from driving course & copy of court letter so all would be in front of them
I got mine back under a week so had it ready to use
Hope that is clear if any changes I’m sure someone will correct me
Pretty complete explanation! It is a D1 from the post office.
I would only add that if you tick the box on the back of the D1, add your passport number and sign to day they can access this document then DVLA will use that to update your driving licence photo.
 

January

Well-known member
Pretty complete explanation! It is a D1 from the post office.
I would only add that if you tick the box on the back of the D1, add your passport number and sign to day they can access this document then DVLA will use that to update your driving licence photo.
Unless you have a paper - ‘ green ‘ licence with no photo then you have to send photos even if you have a current passport
 

sillynurse

Active member
Pretty complete explanation! It is a D1 from the post office.
I would only add that if you tick the box on the back of the D1, add your passport number and sign to day they can access this document then DVLA will use that to update your driving licence photo.
I can add that you need to send a photo even if you have an up to date passport as I made the mistake of applying with no photo as I thought they'd use the one from passport. But I got my whole application sent back today and have had to send it all back with a passport photo included.
 

price1367

TTC Group
I can add that you need to send a photo even if you have an up to date passport as I made the mistake of applying with no photo as I thought they'd use the one from passport. But I got my whole application sent back today and have had to send it all back with a passport photo included.
I have to stand corrected on the passport photo if that is the case. They used to use the passport photo to update the driving licence. Perhaps their policy has changed now so thanks, Sillynurse, for pointing this out.
 

sillynurse

Active member
I have to stand corrected on the passport photo if that is the case. They used to use the passport photo to update the driving licence. Perhaps their policy has changed now so thanks, Sillynurse, for pointing this out.
I was under the same impression. Since I only renewed my passport in May I thought it would be ok. At least I know they are opening their post! I sent it over 3 weeks ago so I'm pleased to at least know mine has been opened and looked at! Saying that mine did go to the keyworkers address to hopefully speed up the process
 

danty_20

Member
I was under the same impression. Since I only renewed my passport in May I thought it would be ok. At least I know they are opening their post! I sent it over 3 weeks ago so I'm pleased to at least know mine has been opened and looked at! Saying that mine did go to the keyworkers address to hopefully speed up the process
Just to throw a spanner in the works, i ticked the box on the application form and entered my Passport number and my application must have gone through because they've cashed my cheque and i had my medical last Friday and i never sent a photo. My licence previously expires in 2024 so surely they wouldn't use my old photo for when i hopefully get issued my new one. My new passport was issued in May 2020.
 

sillynurse

Active member
Just to throw a spanner in the works, i ticked the box on the application form and entered my Passport number and my application must have gone through because they've cashed my cheque and i had my medical last Friday and i never sent a photo. My licence previously expires in 2024 so surely they wouldn't use my old photo for when i hopefully get issued my new one. My new passport was issued in May 2020.
Oh wow. Oh well, nowt we can do! Haha. Good luck. I think my licence may have expired throughout my ban so that's the only thing I can think for my scenario
 

Luna2000

Well-known member
I have to stand corrected on the passport photo if that is the case. They used to use the passport photo to update the driving licence. Perhaps their policy has changed now so thanks, Sillynurse, for pointing this out.
I think the passport photo is used to verify who you are and that both photo's are roughly the same.
 
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