Updating driving licence
Find out what evidence is acceptable to change the name on your driver licence You can: If you've changed names several times, the agent may request to see all of your original certificates and name change documents.This is so they can track the name on your current licence through to the name you want to appear on the new licence.After checking of documents, any renewal forms that fail to meet the required criteria, for example, new address/surname written does not match the details on identity card, incorrect payments, missing medical certificate (if applicable) or unclear/scanned photos (photos must be taken with a clear background, no sunglasses or hats), then these are marked on system and a letter is sent to you together with the renewal form informing you of what is required to finalise your renewal.Renewal forms with all the required documents are processed.Download the Statutory declaration for change of gender form (DL25) Note: as the gender is not displayed on your photo driver licence, you do not need to have a new licence card issued.If you do not require a replacement licence, the change will be made at no cost.medical certificate required if the licence holder hold one of the categories C, C, D, D1 and for person of 70 years of age and over. copy of the identity card in case of a change in address / surname A full driving licence for ten years is issued, upon renewal, if no penalty points are recorded or if the penalty points imposed were less than 12.
When all that’s done, we send it straight to the DVLA. Find out if your local branch can sort out driving licence renewal with our Branch Finder. Bring your renewal reminder and your photocard driving licence (if you have it), along with any other items requested in the reminder letter. We take your picture, make sure your application is correct and take your signature using a digital pad. We charge £4.50 to take your picture, check your application and send it off, while the DVLA charges £17 to renew a driving licence. You're risking having your entitlement to drive withdrawn (you will not be allowed to drive) or a fine of £1,000 if your driving licence contains out of date information – so don’t take any chances when it comes to renewing yours.However, where that person does not renew his driving licence after twelve months from the expiry date of the said licence, that person shall only be entitled to obtain his or her driving licence once that person pays the arrears due and a late renewal fee of twelve euro (€12).A driving licence shall not be granted or renewed unless, at the age of seventy years and every five years thereafter, a person produces a medical certificate of physical fitness on application.This will be an original evidence of identity document which states your gender.If the gender on your evidence of identity document is not the same as the gender you wish to have recorded, you will also need to provide an original statutory declaration (indicating the preferred gender) and how long you have maintained that gender identity.
In exceptional and justified cases, these can be processed over the counter.