DVLA extends driving licence renewals

It has long been the case that your full photocard driving licence needs to be renewed every 10 years. However, due to recent uncertainty caused by Covid19, the DVLA has extended driving licence renewals until November 2021. If your photocard driving licence is due to expire before the end of 2020, you will now be granted an 11-month extension.

Covid19 extra lbs

Welcome news if you need a little extra time to lose the additional famous Covid19 lbs generated by the previous lockdown before taking to the photobooths for your next photocard renewal picture!

The extension is automatic, so no application is necessary. However the extension only applies to full licence holders. If you are a provisional licence holder, then unfortunately, the expiry date remains the same.

DVLA: Being able to drive is a “lifeline”

Noting that a seven month extension on photocard renewal had already been made earlier in the year, Julie Lenard, DVLA chief executive said :

“Being able to drive is a lifeline for millions of people and this further extension will ensure that in these continued uncertain times, drivers don’t need to worry about the admin or the associated forms with renewing their licences. “

Julie Lenard, DVLA chief executive

Ordinarily, a failure to renew your driving licence would result in a fine of up to £1000. It could even invalidate your car insurance if you are involved in an accident since you could be deemed to be driving without a valid driving licence. Failure to update the licence for over two years could even result in the need to retake your driving test.

DVLA driving licence

Licence renewals: How to renew your driving licence

You can renew your driving licence at the post office, via the post or online up to 2 months before it expires, and you must always ensure to update your current address; not only on your vehicle registration document (V5C) but also with the DVLA.

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Covid19 lockdown Update

Covid discount for NHS staff

As another National Covid19 Lockdown looms, no doubt our current and future clients will be concerned about the impact this may have on their case.

Rest assured that our Expert Motoring Law Solicitors, Barristers and Support Staff continue to give their all to deliver you the best results during Local and National Lockdowns.

We are pleased to report that since the beginning of the pandemic, the Criminal Justice System has adapted significantly to accommodate the ‘new normal’ including reducing overall footfall within Court buildings, practicing social distancing and permitting remote hearings by video link where possible.

At Ashworth Motoring Law, we are deeply grateful for, and supportive of the wonderful work of our National Health Service and would like to reiterate this support by offering a 10% discount on all initial fees for new clients who work for the NHS.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing team of Specialist Motoring Lawyers who have proven that a global pandemic is no match for our grit and determination when it comes to delivering outstanding results, even in the midst of a global emergency.

Thank You and Well Done.

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