How long does a photocard last?


How long does a photocard last?

five years
How long will a Photo Card be valid for? A Photo Card is valid for five years.

How often do you need to renew your photocard?

every 10 years
Appearances can change and it is important that photocard licences are updated every 10 years to ensure the police and other enforcement agencies have the best possible photograph.

Can I drive if my photo licence has expired UK?

Contrary to some police officers, out-of-date photos do not invalidate licences. The actual offence committed is failing to notify DVLA of up-to-date information, contrary to s. 99.5 of the Road Traffic Act. Not, as has been suggested, ‘driving otherwise than in accordance with a driving licence’.

Are UK paper driving Licences still valid?

The paper counterpart to a driving licence has had no legal status since 8 June 2015. You should destroy yours if you have one, but keep your photocard driving licence.

Can I drive on an expired photocard?

The expiry date of your photocard licence is shown on the front of the photocard at section 4b. If your licence has expired, you should not drive until you have applied to renew the licence.

Can you still drive if your photocard has expired?

How do I know if my photo driving licence has expired?

You can find your driving licence expiry date printed on the front of the photocard section under section 4b. Some driving licences will also have the photo renewal date on the driver’s picture.

Can I drive while waiting for new photocard licence?

No. You must wait for DVLA to reissue you with a new driving licence before you can start driving again.

Can I drive with an expired photo card?

Indeed, failure to renew an expired photocard, can lead to a licence being revoked. This can possibly occur where the police need to issue a fixed penalty notice, but the driver’s address has also changed during the ten year period and DVLA has not been informed.

Do paper driving licences expire?

If you’ve been issued with a paper licence at any point over the last 23 years, you should also have a photocard, and you can discard your paper counterpart without worry. All data that would have been recorded on the paper section is now held online.

Is a paper driving licences still valid?

Paper driving licences should not be destroyed and will still be valid after 8 June. It’s never been mandatory for drivers to replace their traditional style paper driving licence with the photocard licence, and this will remain unchanged.

How do I renew my photo card?

You can’t renew a NSW Photo Card, but when your card expires you can get a new one issued. To get a new photo card, visit a service centre and take: your current or expired plastic photo card.

How do I update my photocard driving Licence?

Apply at a Post Office Take it to a Post Office that deals with DVLA photocard licence renewal. You also need to take: your photocard licence if you have it. the £21.50 fee.