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Removing Penalty Points from Licence

If endorsements (points) were applied to your licence, but are now expired, you can remove them. To do so, apply to exchange your driving licence for a new one.

Photocard Driving Licence

To exchange your licence, complete the D1 form application for a driving licence. The form is available from any Post Office.

Ensure that you send your photocard driving licence, paper counterpart, and the £20.00 exchange fee.

Note that if your name has changed, you must give DVLA documentation confirming the change of name. Send everything to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BU.

Renewing your Photo

A photo can be renewed by you at any time. A photo on the photocard licence has an expiry date. You must renew your photo before it expires. The date of expiry is shown on the front of the licence.

You can learn more about renewing the photo on your licence and apply online via DVLA's website.

Paper Driving Licence

If you are a paper driving licence holder, complete a D1 application for a driving licence. The D1 is also available from the Post Office.

DVLA require that you include original documentation confirming your identity, a passport style photograph, your paper driving licence, and the £20.00 fee.

Post these items to DVLA, Swansea SA99 1BU.

Driving Licence Cost

Find out how much a replacement driving licence will cost.

Receiving your New Driving Licence

Wait three weeks for DVLA to process your application before you contact them. Be aware that the application may take longer if DVLA need to check any of your details.

Driving without the Physical Licence

It's OK to drive or ride your vehicle while you are waiting for a new licence to arrive, under the following circumstances: you're not disqualified from driving, or been refused a licence for medical reasons, and wouldn't be refused a licence for medical reasons.

Last updated: Monday 25th July 2011

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