immac

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Politicians know how to use language: they don´t take something from you and that is translated into "giving" it back to you; when the school bully stops hitting you, you need to say "Thank you."

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hijo

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..Had my Uk Driving licence renewed recently, so another 10 years for me,also my passport..
 

Maisie

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I have just had to renew my driving licence. I still had the old paper licence issued when I passed my test. This expired the day before I was 70, so I had to send photos for a photocard licence. This was free.

This new licence expires in three years. Will I have to pay anything to renew in 2020? I can't find anything on the DVLA website about this.

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Driving Licence Changes you need to know about - CDG


Here’s our at-a-glance guide to all you need know about driving licence-related changes, fines and other pitfalls that are just waiting to spoil...


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Keep on the road by staying up to date with changes to your driving licence
Keep on the road by staying up to date with changes to your driving licence

We’ve already said goodbye to the tax disc – and now it’s the turn of the driving licence to fall under the axe – with some significant changes and updates you need to know about.

This is also a good time to give your driving licence a thorough health check at the CDG clinic to ensure you’re not about to be struck down by big fines.




Driving licence changes – your questions answered


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Obsolete from 01/01/15


Here’s our at-a-glance guide to all you need know about driving licence-related changes, fines and other pitfalls that are just waiting to spoil your day.

So what’s the big change?
Unlike the tax disc, your driving licence isn’t being abolished entirely – just the paper counterpart that goes with your photocard.

When is this happening?
The changes take effect from January 1, 2015… so, set your alarm for early o’clock, jump out of bed, tumble jauntily downstairs, locate your paper counterpart and destroy it without delay – before realising you’re suffering a severe hangover from NYE celebrations and head straight back to bed for the following two days.

What else do I have to do?
Nothing. Providing your details are correct and up to date, your photocard is all you’ll need.

I don’t have a photocard – just an old paper licence. Do I destroy it?
No! If you have an old-style paper licence issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998, you should not destroy it. Furthermore, the green paper licence remains legal and – providing the details are correct – you’re under no obligation to change it to a photo-based version. If you do want to upgrade, though, this can be done for free.

How can I see information about my licence now?
The paper counterpart of your driving licence can be used to tell you how many penalty points you have, when they expire, what classes of vehicles you can drive and when the document itself will expire. So, how will you be able view this vital information once the paper part of your licence disappears? Most of this information is available on the back of the photocard, but is not that clear and easy to read. To help address this, the DVLA has launched its online ‘View Driving Record’ service, which lets you see the data you need by entering your driving licence number, national insurance number and postcode.
View Driving Record: See yours here

Hold on – employers or car hire firms need to see this information, too?
Very true. Many interested parties – such as employers and holiday hire car firms – will want to see the paper counterpart to prove you haven’t got a record for instantly becoming a homicidal psychopath once behind the wheel. Obviously, this won’t be possible with the abolition of the paper counterpart, so the DVLA is developing a new online service to provide your real-time driving data to those who have a genuine reason to request it. The information will only be provided with the knowledge of the licence holder.

I’ve moved and need to change my address… how can I?
The paper counterpart allows you to change your address, so abolishing it could cause confusion for motorists who’ve just moved home and find the additional cost of a £1000 fine somewhat distressing. Not a problem, simply use the DVLA’s online service to change your address.
Change your address: UPdate your driving licence here

Is that it, then?
Yep! It’s not a huge change, but keeping abreast of such changes will ensure you avoid any problems when hiring a car or checking your validity to drive other types of vehicles. This in turn could save you large amounts of cash in fines.

In fact, many motorists will find the changes helpful by cutting the amount of documents they need to carry while travelling both in the UK and abroad.





And now the good news… price cuts from 31/10/14
 

ted j

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Driving licence.
Changed my old paper licence over when we moved house
Because it was not only, a change from the old licence, but a change of address too, it was free and only took about 10 days to get back
Incidentally, the licence categories have changed , both myself and my daughter Tracy's licences cover us for a lot more categories than her boyfriends does (he passed his test a few years later than her )
Also for anyone hiring or owning a scooter , check that your licence covers it (I am lucky in that respect, I passed my test first on a scooter then in a car, so am covered for both )
 

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