6. Removing expired endorsements from your driving licence

To remove expired endorsements from your driving licence, you’ll need to apply by post to exchange your licence for a new one.

Photocard driving licences

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.

You’ll also need to:

  • enclose your photocard driving licence and paper counterpart
  • enclose a cheque or postal order for £20 payable to DVLA (do not send cash)

If your name has changed you’ll also need to provide original documentation confirming your new name.

Send your application and all documents to:

DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1BU

Paper driving licences

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

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

You’ll also need to:

  • provide original documentation confirming your identity
  • enclose a passport type photograph and your paper driving licence
  • enclose a cheque or postal order for £20 payable to DVLA (do not send cash)

Send all your documents to DVLA.

DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1BU

When to expect your new licence

Your new licence should come within 3 weeks of your application being received.

It will take longer if your health and personal details have to be checked. Allow at least 3 weeks for your driving licence to arrive before contacting DVLA.

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