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Wednesday, 3 October 2023

Apply online to renew your driving licence at age 70 or over

You can renew your current British driving licence online if you:

  • have a British licence that has expired or is going to expire within 90 days
  • are a resident of Great Britain
  • can meet the minimum eyesight requirement
  • are currently not prevented from driving for any reason
  • have a valid UK passport or another form of identity, if you are replacing a paper licence
  • can provide addresses of where you have lived over the last three years

If your name has changed you will not be able to apply online. To apply to change your name you can use the reminder sent to you if it is in your possession. If not you must apply by post using a D1 application form. For more information on how to change the name on your driving licence please use the link below.

If you wish to renew the photo on your licence as part of your application you must provide a UK passport issued within the last five years. You can't use the online service if you want to renew your:

  • C1 (medium size vehicles) driving entitlement
  • D1 (minibus) driving entitlement

To find out more, please see the help opposite.

Do it online - do it quicker

Please have the following to hand:

  • your driving licence
  • your UK passport if you have one
  • your National Insurance number if you have one
  • details of previous addresses

DVLA will aim to send your driving licence within two weeks of you submitting your application.

* Please note: If you apply online you do not need to complete and return your D46 renewal reminder.

Provided by DVLA

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