When You Can Change the Driving License

bsm_carDriving on public roads requires a valid driving license, and this can be obtained only through the responsible authorities for the UK. However, there are situations when you need to change your driving license because of different reasons.

For all the accurate information about this, you can use the specific contact number from Flaptor, and they’ll tell you everything you need to know. However, we’ve thought about making a short list of when you can change the driving license.


New Address

If you change your address, you’re going to need to request a new driving license. It’s a common procedure as this gives the authorities the opportunity to keep track of the drivers, and along with changing the license, you will also need to have a new registration slip for your car.

For applying online you’ll need the driving license, to be a Great Britain resident, to know the addresses of where you have lived for the last three years, the UK passport or other form of identity to be valid, the national insurance number and you need to not be disqualified from driving. This is what is usually asked from anyone who changes the driving license, with just minor differences between the procedures.


The Name or the Gender

If you have changed your name or your gender, you will have to send the old driving license, with the right application form and any other requested documents that can support the change of your name or gender.

For the situation when you change the name, you’ll have to update the V5C vehicle registration certificate, which is actually the log book. There are different forms that you’ll have to complete, like the D1 for car or motorbike, and the D2 for lorry or bus. With these, you will also have to send the paper driving license and any documents (in original) that confirm the fact that you have changed the name or the gender, along with a photo if you have a paper driving license.


When You’ve Lost the Driving License

Malk_1If you have lost the driving license or your license has been stolen, then you should notify the authorities about this, especially the police. As in any other situation, for applying online, you’ll need to be a resident of Great Britain to be able to replace the lost license, and you need not be disqualified for driving for any given reason. You can also ask questions regarding licenses by contacting DVLA. Apart from this, you’ll need a valid credit card because you will have to pay a fee. You will also need your valid UK passport and to know your last 3 years’ addresses, along with your driving license number and the national insurance number.

They will be using an the photo from your passport – an electronic copy for issuing your photocard driving license if it’s due to expire in two years, and only if you have a UK passport – otherwise, they won’t be able to access the photo.

If you don’t have a passport, you’ll have to send them a special form and send it along with a new photograph – a recent one.