The DVLA has issued further updates on wait times for logbooks and paper driving licenses.
As there were delays due to security measures and industrial action, the DVLA suggested people apply online. In this way, financial transactions will not experience delays.
Paper driver’s licenses and logbooks are still facing delays due to a large number of inquiries and requests. Delays may also be greater for complex requests such as those requiring a medical investigation as part of the license. Those who have already filed their applications and are waiting for the process to complete may still be allowed to drive.
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The information below refers to the dates the DVLA claims to be currently working on for different types of paper applications:
- Renew a driver’s license with a new photo – February 23, 2022
- Apply for a first provisional driving license with UK identity – 1 March 2022
- Renewing a driver’s license if you are 70 or older or after disqualification or revocation – March 28, 2022
- Apply for a first professional driving license – March 30, 2022
- Renew a professional driving license – March 30, 2022
- Apply for a driving license with a non-UK identity – 23 February 2022
- Request or renew a tachograph card – 30 March 2022
- Request to change name or address on your driver’s license – February 28, 2022
- Notify DVLA of vehicle sale – April 4, 2022
- Changes to the Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C) – March 29, 2022 (You must contact the DVLA within 6 weeks if you do not receive your vehicle document)
- Request a replacement V5C logbook – March 16, 2022 (You must contact the DVLA within 6 weeks if you do not receive your vehicle document)
- Registering a vehicle for the first time (including used and imported vehicles – March 21, 2022
- Keeping or assigning a vehicle registration number – March 25, 2022
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