Updating driving licence photo post office
Photocard driving licences expire after ten years, and you can renew them online (currently £14) or by post (£17).You can also renew at a Post Office, which costs £21.50 (including the cost of the photos, which they take and send to the DVLA).It usually takes between one and three weeks for your new licence to arrive in the post, and you can continue driving as normal during this period.And there you go – a little bit of admin that could save you £1,000!It could be that your title changes, for example you’ve been ordained or been awarded your Ph D.Similarly, if you’ve moved house, you need to update your address as soon as you can.Online is quicker and cheaper than with a postal application.Complete a D1 Application for a Provisional Driving Licence available from the Post Office.
Find out more about what supporting documents you may have to send here.
You need to update your licence if any of these change (and as a fine is involved, it’s worth doing, even if you only have a few months to go before it expires).
You need to renew your licence if your name changes (marriage, gender transition, or if you’ve changed your name by deed poll).
If you’ve made any of these changes, you’ll also need to update your vehicle’s log book (V5C certificate) accordingly.
If this is for a change of address, you’ll need to send your log book to the DVLA to be processed.
So not only is updating a means to remain compliant with the DVLA, it’s also the perfect opportunity to get rid of that dreaded mugshot you’ve been stuck with for years.