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DVLA warning

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Just a word of warning for anyone due to renew their photocard driving licence. My photocard expires in the last week of May, i got the renewal reminder through last week so thought i might as well just get it over & done with straight away incase i forgot about it. I done it online & it just uses the photo from your passport. I assumed it would renew from the expiry date of my current licence. The new photocard just arrived this morning & the result is i’ve just lost nearly 6 weeks off my licence as it renewed from the date of application 🤬.

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What's a photocard licence?

I've still got a few more years to go until I have to replace my (green) paper licence.

Anyone else still have a valid paper licence, either pink or green?

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I still have my pink paper one

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Does six weeks really matter? I don't quite see the issue here. I guess I'm missing something bloody obvious...

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It dos not matter Jim, or I am missing something as well. I will need to re-new my one due to age before it runs out anyway :)

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Stickyfinger wrote:
11 Apr 2020, 14:58
It dos not matter Jim, or I am missing something as well. I will need to re-new my one due to age before it runs out anyway :)
Same here... Just over nine years and counting!

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Post by wheeler »

Its a scam as it is having to renew it every 10 years. Its the principal that i have lost 6 weeks on it. When you renew road tax if you do it a couple of weeks early it still starts from when the other one runs out. Same with the MOT when you do it early it adds onto the full year.

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Image

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I still have a paper one here somewhere. Green I think but may be wrong.
I had to get a new one two years ago when I reached 70.
They used the photo from my passport.
Which was the photo they took from my last driving licence.
Passport expired a year ago. That photo must be at least ten years old and probably lots more, possibly twenty years old.