1. How to reapply

DVLA will send you a letter when your licence is taken away or surrendered, or if your application for a driving licence is refused. This tells you if there’s a period of time you need to wait before getting a new licence.

You can then reapply 8 weeks before the end of this period.

Check with your doctor that you can meet the medical standards for driving before reapplying for your licence.

Car or motorcycle licence

To reapply, fill in a D1 application form and the form for your medical condition, and send them to DVLA.

Select your medical condition to find the right form.

Order a D1 pack, which has everything you need to make an application.

You may need to send evidence of your fitness to drive. The letter from DVLA will tell you if this is the case.

D1 packs are also available from Post Office branches.

Bus, coach or lorry licence

Fill in a D2 application form and the form for your medical condition, and send them to DVLA.

Select your medical condition to find the right form.

Order a D2 pack which has everything you need to make an application.

If you’re aged 45 to 65 you also have to fill in a D4 and send it to DVLA if you haven’t done so in the past 5 years. Send it in with your D2 form. Read the information leaflet to help you with filling in the D4.

You may need to send evidence of your fitness to drive. The letter from DVLA will tell you if this is the case.

From the age of 65, your licence will need to be renewed each year and your application must be accompanied by a completed D4 medical report form.

Driving licences issued from 14 October 2012 look different, but existing licences are still valid.

Where to send your application

Send your completed application to DVLA by fax on 0845 850 0095 or by post. Find out about call charges.

Drivers Medical Group
DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1TU

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