Complete the right form and send it to DVLA with your old driving licence and any supporting documents.

Photocard driving licence

For a car or motorbike licence, complete form D1 ‘Application for a driving licence’, available from the DVLA form ordering service or most Post Offices.

For a lorry or bus licence, complete form D2 ‘Application for a lorry/bus licence’, available from the DVLA form ordering service.

All drivers and riders will also need to:

You don’t need to send a new photo.

Paper driving licence

For a car or motorbike licence, complete form D1 ‘Application for a driving licence’, available from the DVLA form ordering service or most Post Offices.

For a lorry or bus licence, complete form D2 ‘Application for a lorry/bus licence’, available from the DVLA form ordering service.

All drivers and riders will also need to:

If you can’t send in your old driving licence

You must declare on the form if your old licence has been lost, stolen or destroyed.

Where to send your application

Send your application to DVLA.

For ‘D1’ car or motorbike applications


DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1BN

For ‘D2’ lorry or bus applications


DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1BR

Change your title

Use the processes above to change your title (eg Ms to Dr).

You don’t need to send evidence for the change unless it’s for an hereditary title.

When to expect your licence

DVLA aims to deliver your new driving licence to you within 3 weeks of getting your application.

It’ll take longer if they have to check your health or personal details.

Allow at least 3 weeks for your licence to arrive before contacting DVLA.

If you’re disqualified from driving

You can still tell DVLA if you change your name while disqualified.

Write to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AB giving details of your old and new name, your driving licence number (if known) and date of birth.

Your driver record will be updated and you’ll receive a D27 driving licence renewal application 56 days before your disqualification ends.

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