1. Telling DVLA about a medical condition or disability

You must tell DVLA if you have a driving licence and:

  • you develop a ‘notifiable’ medical condition or disability
  • a condition or disability has got worse since you got your licence

Notifiable conditions include epilepsy, strokes, other neurological and mental health conditions, or physical disabilities and visual impairments that could affect your ability to drive safely.

Check if you need to tell DVLA

Find out if your condition could affect your driving. If it’s ‘notifiable’ you’ll also find the forms you need to send to DVLA. Bus, coach and lorry drivers have their own form for some conditions.

You might still be able to drive with a notifiable condition. You’ll need to answer questions about how your condition affects you – your information will stay confidential.

Contact DVLA if you’re not sure what to do.

You could be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a condition that might affect your ability to drive safely. You could also be prosecuted if you have an accident.

First licence or renewal

You must also tell DVLA about notifiable conditions if you:

You’ll be asked for this information in your application form - you don’t need to contact DVLA separately.

Surrendering your licence

You must surrender your licence to DVLA if your doctor tells you to stop driving because of your medical condition.

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