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      How to renew if you’re over 70 years old

      Once you’re 70 you’ll need to renew your driving licence every 3 years. The DVLA will automatically send you a D46P application form 90 days before your licence expires. But if you haven’t got one, you can also use a D1 form which you'll find in selected Post Office branches.

      Common driving licence questions

      • Your photocard must be renewed every 10 years, up to the age of 70.  It’s illegal to drive without a valid licence and, if you’re caught driving without one:

        • You can be fined up to £1,000 if you’re stopped by police
        • You may face difficulties with car insurance
        • You may be breaking local laws when driving abroad
        • Car hire firms may refuse to provide you with a vehicle

        It’s important that licences are updated every 10 years – having an up-to-date licence will mean you have the latest security features to protect you against fraud. This will also help prevent driving licence impersonation – stopping disqualified and dangerous drivers taking to the road.

      • Check the expiry date on your photocard.

        Each section on your card is numbered:

        • 1-3 represent your family name, given names and date of birth
        • Section 4b represents the expiry date of the card
        • You should receive a D798 renewal notification through the post two months before your licence expires
        • Take this form to one of over 1100 Post Office branches and renew your licence there or go online at DVLA
        • For just £4.50, selected Post Office branches can take your photo to DVLA standards, check through your application, and send it securely to DVLA
        • If your name or title has changed then you will need to apply direct to DVLA online or via a D1 ‘Application for a driving licence’ form by post
      • You can change your photo and/or your address using the Post Office service, however any other changes such as name or gender change would need to be done directly with the DVLA.

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      Find answers to common questions about driving licences:

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      Driving licence enquiries

      If you can’t find the answer you require in the FAQs, please visit the DVLA website for further enquiries about driving licences and applications:

      Go to DVLA on GOV.UK