Updating paper driving licence to photocard for
However, those in Northern Ireland will not be included in the scheme. The changes take have been postponed from from the original start date of January 1, 2015 and will now come into effect on June 8, 2015. Luckily, this does not require any direct action from you – providing your licence details are all up to date and correct. When they run out you will get a new photocard, though, but until then there is no need to change.
Incorrect address: Are you one of the 2.6million drivers who haven’t updated their licence with a current address – and risking a £1000 fine? Change address here How much: Free Wrong name: Changing your name on your licence is simple – and it’s free.You’ll need to complete a D1form – which you can get from the Post Office or by ordering it here.Find out about your medical condition and how it might affect your licence: Contact the DVLA here How much: Free Out-of-date photo: Around 40,000 drivers are currently at risk of a fine for failing to update the photo on their photocard licence.Updates needs to be done every 10 years and while a reminder is sent out, many people claim the correspondence is confusing.
You’ll need to send supporting information such as a marriage certificate, decree absolute or Deed Poll certificate. You’ll also need to send your photocard and counterpart (if before June 8, 2015), or your old-style paper licence.
How much: Free Medical change: If you’ve suffered a medical problem that could affect your driving, you are required to inform the DVLA.