How to Replace a Lost Driving Licence
Unfortunately, if you are lose your driving licence then there are certain procedures that you will have to go through and get a replacement document. It is very necessary to replace your lost driving licence as early as you can. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) have several ways that you can use to replace a lost driving licence. You can replace it online, over the telephone or by post.
Replacing a lost driving licence Online:
You can replace your license by using online services. Applying online is the most convenient way to replace a lost driving document. In order to apply online you will have to set up a user account. You must pay 20.00 by MasterCard, Visa, Electron, Maestro or Delta debit or credit card. If you order online, you will get your replacement permit within ten business days.
You can replace your driving licence online if you:
– If you have lost your licence or it has been stolen or destroyed – You are a resident of Great Britain – You can fulfill the minimum eyesight requirement – are currently not prevented from driving for any reason – You have a valid UK passport or another identity proof – You can provide previous addresses details
The DVLA will check your documents and after verified your documents, and then sent the replacement. You will not apply online if your name has changed. Therefore you first to use D1 application form to apply for your name change and post it. If you want to renew your photo on your licence, you must provide a UK passport issued within the last five years.
Apply by phone:
You can apply by phone to replace your photocard driving licence, if your details have not changed. Driving licence replacement fee is 20.00 and DVLA accept MasterCard, Visa or Eurocard credit or debit cards. The DVLA telephone number is 0300 790 6801 and lines are open in Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 7.00 pm; Saturday 8.00 am to 2.00 pm. You can’t apply by phone if you have you are a paper licence holder or your photo is due to expire or has expired.
Apply by post:
You can apply for replacement by post. For this, you will fill D1 application for a driving licence form available on DVLA or post office branches. Application and Fee sent to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AB
If you have a paper driving licence, you can apply by post. You will need to Fill D1 driving license application form available from DVLA ordering service or post office branches. You need to enclose original documents to confirm your identity, a passport size photo and sent to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AB or or DVLA local offices or use the premium checking service at selected Post Office branches. If your documents have been defected then your paper licence not replaces.