your driving licence at 70 plus
driving licence entitlement will expire
when you reach the age of 70 and if you
want to continue to drive, the entitlement
will need to be renewed by the Driver and
Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
to renew your driving licence entitlement
at the age of 70 and over
you are a paper driving licence holder
you will be automatically sent a D46
and D750 reminder application forms
90 days before your 70th birthday from
the DVLA. You must complete these application
forms ensuring that all the relevant
questions are answered. You will need
to enclose original documentation confirming
your identity and a passport style colour
you are a photocard driving licence
holder you will only be sent a D46 reminder
application form 90 days before your
70th birthday. You must complete the
D46 application form ensuring that all
the relevant questions are answered
but there will be no need to enclose
any identification or photograph.
however, your name has changed since
your last licence was issued you must
complete the D1 application form (available
from most Post Office® branches), along
with the D46. You must also enclose
original documentation confirming your
change of name. There is no need to
supply a new photograph. There is also
no fee required for these applications.
to do if your forms are not received
for any reason, you do not receive the
reminder application forms to apply
for your driving licence, you can use
the D1 application form, which is available
from DVLA form ordering service, and
Post Office® branches.
to send your completed application forms
your completed application with your paper driving licence
or photocard driving licence with the D740 paper counterpart
to DVLA, Swansea SA99 1AA or you may be able to use the
Post Office® checking service.
aim to deliver your driving licence to you within three
weeks of receiving your application. It might take longer
if we have to check on your health or personal details.
Please allow at least three weeks for your licence to
arrive before contacting DVLA.
I drive before my licence is returned?
the DVLA has received your valid application, the law
allows you to drive before the licence arrives as long
have held a GB or Northern Ireland licence issued
since 1 January 1976 or another exchangeable licence
are not disqualified from driving (there are different
rules for medium or large vehicles, minibus or bus
drivers - the traffic commissioner for your area
will decide whether to grant your entitlement to
drive these vehicles)
have not been, and would not be, refused a licence
for medical reasons
keep to any special conditions which apply to the
must tell the DVLA if you have ever had, or currently
suffer from a medical condition that may affect your driving.