If your licence has been taken away because you’ve been disqualified, you must apply for a new licence before you can drive again.

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 you’re disqualified within 2 years of passing them.

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 you’re disqualified when you’ve passed your test but haven’t sent off for your full licence. 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.