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I will be 70 on October 8th and will need to renew my licence. I have been told that the licence renewal time has been extended because of Covid (as was the case with MOTs ). Is this correct?
I turned 70 in 2017 and renewed my driving licence by post as I wanted to retain my C1 category to drive a 7.5-tonne horsebox. However, for some reason, I no longer have the C1 on my licence. Can I have...
I always thought that I needed to reapply for a new driving licence at age 70. I have just attempted to do this, as I reach that age in early July. However, I received a message saying my licence was valid...
I've taken my private plate off my car online and got the retention certificate within a week. The DVLA said the V5C will arrive in 4 to 8 weeks. That was 3 months ago. I want to sell the car, which is...
I sent my V5C logbook to the DVLA with a change of fuel notification. After a month I called them and they said to wait longer but they could tax it over the phone. The log book never arrived so I called...
I bought a car on the 6th of August and taxed it on the 7th when I also gave post office the logbook of my vehicle that I had part exchanged. The car I bought was not suitable and I returned it to the...
I bought a used car on 8 June. As required, the selling dealer sent off the old V5C to the DVLA (I've double-checked with him and he assures me this was done) and he gave me the new keeper slip. Two months...
I have just read your article about being able to drive whilst DVLA have my licence application. This completely contradicts what they told me. They had no trace of my application and said I couldn't drive....
I have a 20 year old motorbike, which I have been using as a daily commuter for the past 5/6 years. It is now tired beyond use and I intend to dismantle it and sell for parts. I'm happy with the work as...
My wife will be 67 next January. She has an old paper license in immaculate condition. Does she need to change to a new photocard license before she is 70?
 

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