Updating driving licence photo post office

12 May

You may have an old style paper licence – that’s a different type of licence which is still valid.You can apply to change this type of licence for a photocard driving licence.Unless you have reached the age of 70, or your details have changed since your licence was issued, you don’t need to renew your paper driving licence.You can still upgrade your paper licence at any time by applying to exchange it for a photocard.If you’ve changed your name, you’ll also need to include identity documents. It might take longer if your medical or personal details need to be checked.Mine's nearly expired and I've just been sent a letter from DVLA to get the photo renewed.But drivers can now go to the Post Office where the forms can be processed, although photos from any other provider will not be accepted.

Renewing a driving licence using a traditional form and a photo from a booth currently costs £20.

If your personal details haven’t changed, you can still use the Post Office service by taking your photocard and your counterpart driving licence to the selected branch.

If your details have changed or you are unable to provide both parts of the licence you will need to apply directly to DVLA.

Since 8 June 2015 the counterpart to the photocard driving licence is not valid and will no longer be issued.

Please visit uk/dvla/nomorecounterpart for more information. You can apply online, ensure you use the official GOV. Since 8 June 2015 the counterpart to the photocard driving licence is not valid and will no longer be issued.