I need to renew my licence. Is the DVLA delay major?

I need to renew my over 70s driving licence. On 21 August, I will be 85. Is it better to apply now, or wait until nearer the time of expiry? I'm reading all sorts of conflicting comments about the current backlog.

Asked on 7 July 2020 by mightyspyder

Answered by Georgia Petrie
Current DVLA backlog is huge, I'd apply sooner than later but you'll likely be waiting regardless. You don't say whether you have a paper application or photocard, but I'd advise applying online if you can - it'll speed the process up a lot.
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