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Not sure if you need to get a new driving licence?

We’ll help you understand if its time to get a new driving licence

You must get a new driving licence if you meet one of the below criteria


You licence is expiring

Visit our renewals page for more info

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You change your address

You can update your address by using our in-branch renewals service or by picking up a D1 from participating Post Office branches. You can apply online on the .GOV website.

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You change your name or gender

You must do this by post. You can pick up a D1 form from participating Post Office branches. For more info:

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Your licence has been defaced, lost, stolen or destroyed

You can apply by post by picking up a D1 form from participating Post Office branches.

You can apply for a new one online on the .GOV website.

Apply using a D1 form

Include a passport-sized photo, your ID documents and application fee.

Use the INF1D guide provided with the D1 to check that you have completed your application correctly.

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Request a UK driving licence application (D1) form

You can pick one up in participating Post office branches. We stock them on behalf of the DVLA.

You can also request a D1 form online.

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Complete the form correctly

If you need some help filling the form out, use the guide leaflet (INF1D) that comes with it.

If you still have questions, contact the DVLA

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Pay for it

The amount payable is listed on the back of the D1 form. For further information on up to date fees go to

Cheques and postal orders are currently the only accepted ways to pay, please write your name and date of birth or driver number (if you know it), on the back of your payment method

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Send it all to the DVLA

You’ll find the address on the D1 form.

We recommend sending it by Special Delivery, especially if valuable documents are inside.

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Find your nearest branch

Use our branch finder tool to find where you can pick up a D1 form

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Paper counterpart licence

Since 8 June 2015 the counterpart to the photocard driving licence is not valid and will no longer be issued. Please visit for more information.

When you update your name or address, or renew your licence, you’ll only get a photocard licence. You can do this at a post office, check out our webpage.

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