Question: Can I Drive While My Licence Is With DVLA?

Can I drive while my application is with DVLA?

As soon as the DVLA receives your correct and complete application for a new licence and as long as you meet all the Section 88 criteria, you may drive.

It is important that you are satisfied that the medical condition you have declared on your application does not stop you from driving..

Can I actually speak to someone at DVLA?

Please direct all enquiries to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) at 0300 123 9000. Operating Hours: DVLA’s operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

What medical conditions can stop you driving?

Notifiable conditions are anything that could affect your ability to drive safely, including: Epilepsy. Strokes….Why should I disclose a medical condition for driving?Heart conditions.Stroke or mini stroke.Diabetes.Physical disability.Brain condition or severe head injury.Visual impairment.Epilepsy.

Do you have to send your old driving Licence back to DVLA?

You must send your old photocard licence to DVLA when you get your new licence. You’ll be told the address to use when you finish the application.

Do DVLA check medical records?

He continued: “The DVLA is dependent on drivers making them aware of any medical conditions that will prevent them from driving. … However, an applicant’s medical records are not usually made available to the occupational doctor.

What illness do you have to tell the DVLA?

If you have a mental illness or are taking medication that may affect your driving, you need to tell the DVLA. Other mental health conditions you’ll need to declare to the DVLA include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Personality Disorder. This is because of the potential for them to affect behaviour.

Do you have to retake test after ban?

If you are successful in having your disqualification lifted, you will need to reapply to Roads and Maritime Services and complete standard road safety and knowledge tests to get your licence back.

Do DVLA email you?

Remember: the DVLA never sends texts or emails which ask you to confirm personal information or payment details via a link. If you get this, do not open any links and delete it immediately.

How long does it take to get my driving Licence back from DVLA?

within three weeksYou should receive your driving licence from the DVLA within three weeks after they accept your application documents. If your health or personal details need to be checked it could take longer. Make sure you leave at least three weeks for delivery before contacting the DVLA.

Do doctors inform DVLA?

As it stands doctors do not need a patient’s consent to inform the DVLA, which is legally responsible for deciding whether a person is medically fit to drive, when a patient has continued driving in such instances.

Can I drive without my license on me UK?

Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to carry your driving licence with you when you are driving. However, it is strongly recommended. A Police Officer can ask to see your licence at any time and if you do not produce it immediately, then you will have to produce it to a Police Station within 7 days.

Can Indian driving license be used in UK?

Any person with a valid driving licence issued in their country of origin is permitted to drive in the United Kingdom for at least 12 months. After this period, you will need to exchange your documents for a UK licence, or pass the DVSA’s UK driving test. … If you do not take the test, you will not be allowed to drive.

Can a revoked license be reinstated UK?

You must apply for a new licence to drive again if: … your licence has been cancelled (‘revoked’)

Can I drive while my Licence is being updated?

In practice, this means that when you send your application to DVLA to be renewed and your licence expires (runs out) while we are processing your application, you may be able to continue driving.

Do I return my old driving Licence before my new one arrives?

Hi Matt, if you are in need of a licence before your new one arrives, you’re welcome to wait until you return the old one to us cut in half.

How long can you drive around with an expired license?

Grace period of 60 days granted after the expiration of license for purpose of renewal, and license is valid during this period. Renewal of license may occur from 60 days (effective August 1, 2016, 180 days) prior to expiration to 3 years after date; afterwards, applicant required to take and pass examination.

Is there a free phone number for the DVLA?

Phone number: 0300 790 6801.

Can I drive while my Licence is being exchanged UK?

Whilst you are allowed to drive in Great Britain on your original licence, you can still exchange your foreign licence for a UK one at any time if you so wish. If the EU/EFTA licence that you currently hold was exchanged for a licence from a non-EU country then you’ll only be able to use it for 12 months.

Do you need to tell DVLA about depression?

You must tell DVLA if your depression affects your ability to drive safely. You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result.

Why would DVLA revoke a Licence?

When the DVLA suspects that there is a medical issue that affects a person’s ability to drive it can revoke a licence under the Road Traffic Act 1988. The DVLA may remove your license for several reasons, but they must not use age alone to determine a person’s ability to drive safely.

Can I go to DVLA Swansea in person?

Can i appear @ DVLA office in person to apply for my provisionsl license? No. There aren’t any local offices anymore anyway.