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Jun 12

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within the next few weeks my driving licence photo runs out, yet another rip off, it cost's £20 to renew licence/photo, by sending it back to DVLA, as a biker of many many yrs, in the past I have heard that some bikers have lost the entitlelment to ride a bike, I passed my bike test way back in 1962, have had bikes ever since, do I take pic's of my old licence as proof before sending back to DVLA because I don't wan't to lose my entitlement to ride a bike, any ideas would be great, thanks.


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  • Posted 2 years ago (03 December 2012 14:45)

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Nov 07

Posts: 2424

smidget says:


Your best bet is to send off a little early and claim that your licence has been lost, then when your new replacement has arrived and checks out to be correct then you can send them your original, or not depends whether you find it or not.



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Mar 07

Posts: 3215

Boult says:


solicitors also have 'notarys' who for a fee will legally record your document.

Not sure if it does any good though as a few years ago DVLA even refused to accept the word of a Chief Constable when one of his instructors 'lost' his entitlement after being a police bike teacher for many years.

Last time I did it, did it all legit, crossed my fingers and prayed to any who might have listened and it all came back OK.

Only afterwards did I realise that I'd forgotten to send the originals...!!

I also believe you can, if you send an SAE, request your old one back (like the passport office do) with the corner cut off.

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Mar 09

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jaffa90 says:


licence,as smidget says,that`s what i did.:biggrin:

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Jun 12

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thanks re licence

Thanks guys,

That has made it much clearer for me, over the yrs I have heard loads of bad things from bikers re returning  there new licences from DVLA, thanks for getting back so quick on this subject.

keith.   :wink:

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Apr 11

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Richnotrich says:

Mine was trouble free

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Apr 07

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shuggie1 says:

Did mine on line

think it was okay as long as passport within last 5 years or something... They just use that photo

Didn't send my old one off. Think it was 'lost' that week, but amazingly found it just after submitted application.


New one came back okay, so no need to have 'lost' previous, but better safe than sorry etc


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