My first over 70 license - HELP!

As I am approaching 70, I have received an application form from the DVLA to renew my driving license. Since I do not hold a current UK passport, I am asked to send an original birth certificate, my old license and a document showing my National Insurance number.

Given the DVLA,s record in security, or my application being lost in the post, I am worried about this information getting into the wrong hands and my identity being stolen.

Surely since I have a current driving license and the DVLA being able to send me a timely renewal form, all that is needed should be the signed photograph.

What are your comments on this?

Asked on 14 August 2016 by g2gsoon

Answered by Honest John
Not having a passport complicates matters. I can't advise you what to do apart from follow the instructions on the official Government website: www.gov.uk/renew-driving-licence-at-70
Similar questions
Learners: everyone has to start sometime. BMW drivers: at least they are keen to get on with their journeys. Similarly, boy racers. The worst drivers by far are those who are old, male, wear a hat, crouch...
In view of the number of suggestions appearing in the press that older drivers should be banned, or made to take a further test, you may be interested to know that Hampshire County Council runs a very...
I have a friend who is 74. He just realised his license is out of date. He's tried to renew online and by phone to the DVLA, but to no avail. Can you give us some advice how to deal with this and resolve...
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car