Renew your driving licence online with DVLA for free if you’re 70 or over (or soon will be). Apply using your Government Gateway ID. If you don’t have one or need to re-register, you’ll get an ID as part of your application.

What you need to know

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You can use this service to renew your current British driving licence if you’re already 70 or over (or soon will be) and:

  • your British licence has expired - or it’s going to expire within 90 days
  • you’re a resident of Great Britain (there’s a different service in Northern Ireland)
  • you meet the minimum eyesight requirement
  • you aren’t prevented from driving for any reason

You can change the licence photo at the same time as renewing your licence if you have a valid UK passport issued in the last 5 years.

Your licence should arrive within 1 week if you apply online.

Driving while DVLA has your licence

As long as you follow any specific conditions attached to your licence and you’ve sent in a valid application, you can carry on driving until you receive your new licence.

Renew a C1 or D1 entitlement

You can’t use this service to renew a C1 (medium-sized vehicles) or D1 (minibus) entitlement - you must do this by post.

  • Proof of identification required
  • Valid UK passport required
  • Email address required

You can apply by post using the D46P application form. DVLA will automatically send you this form 90 days before your 70th birthday.

Use the D1 application for a driving licence form if you haven’t got the D46P form. You can also pick one up from a Post Office.

Postal applications take up to 3 weeks.

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