Reapply for your driving licence if you've been disqualified

You must apply for a new licence to drive again if:

  • you’ve been disqualified from driving - you have to wait till your disqualification period ends before applying for a new one
  • your licence has been cancelled (‘revoked’) - you can apply for a new one at any time

Check your driving record online to see when your disqualification finishes.

Disqualification for drink or drug driving

DVLA will send you a D27 renewal form:

  • 56 days before your disqualification ends
  • 90 days before your disqualification ends if you’re a high risk offender

Fill in the form and send it to DVLA with the fee. You’ll be told if you need to send a new passport-style photo in the D27 renewal form.

If you don’t get your renewal form in the post, order an application form or get one from the Post Office.

To renew your licence for:

  • a car or motorcycle use form D1
  • a lorry or bus use form D2

New drivers

You must apply for a new provisional licence and retake both parts of your driving test if your licence is cancelled within 2 years of passing them.

If your licence is cancelled you can apply for a new one at any time. Order form D1 or get one from the Post Office. Send it with the fee to the address on the form.

Provisional licence holders

You must retake both parts of your driving test if your provisional licence is cancelled after you’ve passed your test, but you haven’t sent off for your full licence yet. You can use your current provisional licence to take the tests.

Failing to hand over your licence to court

You must apply for a new licence if your licence is invalid because you didn’t hand it over to the court for endorsement.

To renew your licence for:

  • a car or motorcycle use form D1
  • a lorry or bus use form D2

Northern Ireland

Contact the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) if you’re in Northern Ireland.

Non-GB licence holders

DVLA will return your licence when your disqualification period ends.