DVLA announces licence renewal extension

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Published on 4 June 2020 by Mike Waters

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Filed under Category: The world of motorcycling

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has announced a seven-month extension for those with photocard licences which are due to expire.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to delays at the DVLA, meaning those with photocard licences expiring between 1 February and 31 August 2020 will be automatically granted a seven-month extension from the date of expiration. Photocard licences need to be renewed every 10 years, with bus and lorry drivers renewing every five years.

DVLA Chief Executive Julie Lennard said: “This extension will make it easier for drivers who need to update their photocard licence with a new photograph. This means as long as they have a valid licence, drivers will be able to continue to make essential journeys.

“The extension is automatic, so drivers do not need to do anything and will be sent a reminder to renew their photocard before the extension ends.”

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