You can renew your short-term medical driving licence if:

  • you have one because of a medical condition
  • it lasts for 1, 2, 3 or 5 years
  • it’s about to expire, or already has

This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

If your licence expires between 1 February and 31 December 2020

Your driving licence or entitlement to drive in the UK will be automatically extended for 11 months. This is because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The extension will start from the date your licence is due to expire.

You will not get a new licence as part of the automatic extension. You’ll only get a new licence when you renew it.

You can renew your licence online at any time before the extension ends.

If you’re driving abroad

You must renew your licence before you can drive abroad, even if your licence or entitlement to drive in the UK has been automatically extended.

Renew online

At the moment, you can only renew online if you have diabetes, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, a visual impairment, a sleep condition, or a heart condition.

You’ll have one hour to add information once you start. You cannot save and return to your application later.

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You cannot use this service to:

Use a different service to reapply for a driving licence if yours was taken away or you surrendered it because of a medical condition.

You can also renew your short-term medical driving licence by post. DVLA will send you a renewal reminder 90 days before your licence expires.

If you do not receive a reminder, you should order form D1 and download and fill in the medical forms for your condition. Send them all to DVLA - the address is on the forms.