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Renewal of UK Driving Licence (heads up)

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Hi ! folk ,.

 

You can now renew your UK driving licence online  ..very very quick and efficient...... I registered and applied online on Tuesday (am) 16th May 2017   and the new driving licence arrived at a UK address on Friday (am)  19th May 2017  and is now being kindly forwarded to me by recorded airmail .

 

At last a online service that actually delivers . see attached link below.  (just copy & paste)

 

https://motoring.direct.gov.uk/service/DvoConsumer.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PRN&_nfls=false

 

 

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3 minutes ago, simoh1490 said:

The governement gateway option to renew a UK license has been around for years, I used it to renew my UK license over six years ago whilst living in Thailand (which is illegal by the way but hey).

Not illegal if you are still linked/registered  to a UK address..   (but hey) 

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15 minutes ago, simoh1490 said:

Yes I do understand that workaround, but UK DVLC rules (technically) say that if you leave the UK to live in another country you must surrender your UK license and get one from your country of residence, the fact that most of us don't and that some of you use a UK accommodation address doesn't make it legal.

 

FWIW I used to be really precious about my UK license but after 15 years I've come to realise that my Thai license is far more useful, it makes renting a car in the UK much much easier since there are no DVLC checks and every car rental agency accepts it without question. It also means I can buy an annual car insurance excess policy which costs about 35 Pounds and means I don't have to buy rental agency insurance products and that saves a lot of money.

"I can buy an annual car insurance excess policy which costs about 35 Pounds".....  sounds/is very interesting can you tell me which company do you use and a  web link would be very handy in deed .. cheers 

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Just now, banglay said:

"I can buy an annual car insurance excess policy which costs about 35 Pounds".....  sound/is very interesting can you tell me which company do you use and a  web link would be very handy in deed .. cheers 

I use this one (courtesy of OG):

 

https://www.icarhireinsurance.com/#0

 

But this is another option:

 

Also, a similar policy paid out to me about four years ago when somebody hit my rental car in a supermarket parking lot - they paid out fully and within four weeks.

https://www.worldwideinsure.com/car-hire-excess-insurance.php

 

 

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2 hours ago, simoh1490 said:

Yes I do understand that workaround, but UK DVLC rules (technically) say that if you leave the UK to live in another country you must surrender your UK license and get one from your country of residence,

 

Where did you see this? I can't find it on the DVLA website ?

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2 hours ago, banglay said:

Not illegal if you are still linked/registered  to a UK address..   (but hey) 

Wrong,as others have said you need to give up your UK licence when out of the country for more than three months. And beware I had mine withdrawn after they received information that I was no longer a permanent UK resident, nothing to do with having an address there, from what is now Border Patrol or something like that. Immigration in the UK does communicate with tax office, licensing authorities etc. so beware.

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18 minutes ago, muzmurray said:

 

Sorry, maybe I am stupid, but I still can not see where it says that you have to surrender your British licence ?

No I could not find it either - only this -

 

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If you’re moving abroad

You can’t register your new address on your British driving licence. Contact the driving licence authority in your new country of residence.

And I looked at most of the other pages to do with licences............

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Handy doing it online .but as the office is about a mile from my uk address i just get one when i am over in the UK .:smile:

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