Over 70 Driving Licence Application2018-10-27T15:20:23+00:00

Over 70 Driving Licence Application

How do I renew my driving licence at 70+?

When you are 70 or over, your licence expires, but this does not mean you have to stop driving. For over 70 driving, you must renew your driving license if you want to continue driving. You will be required to renew it every 3 years after that.

What would the licence application process entail for a license application over 70?

For Over 70s driving, renewal will entail one of the following on our driving licence application renewal online website:

Paper licence:

If you are 70 or over and you have a paper licence, to renew, fill in our on-line form, follow thestep by step instructions and we will do the rest:

Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive your new licence.

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Photo-card Licence:

If you are 70 or over 70 and have a photo-card licence, to renew, fill in our on-line form and follow the step by step instructions, then we will do the rest:

Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive your new licence.

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What does UK Driving Help offer for those over 70?

With our simple-to-use form you can fill in your details within 5 minutes.
We offer assistance with your renewal at 70/ 70 over driving licence application. Your application will be checked over for errors and omissions and we provide 24/7 customer support. We will help and assist you in limiting the risks of rejection for your new driving licence by asking all the necessary quesitons, answering your queries and making sure your application is correct and free of both errors and omissions.

What are the benefits to renewing your licence when you are over 70?

It is a Governement requirement that your driving licence is renewed at 70 or over. Without the renewal process you will not be able to drive.

Why would someone need to renew their licence over 70?

It is a legal requirement that when a driver reaches the age of 70 or over, they must renew their driving licence every 3 years, otherwise they risk losing their licence and not driving again.

What are the requirements for people over 70 to be able to renew their licence?

In order to renew you license at 70, it is your legal obligation to tell the DVLA if you’ve developed a disability or medical condition that could affect your driving. This stands even if you are not yet due to renew your license. If you have not declared a health condition to the DVLA and have a car accident, your insurance may not cover you. You must also be able to read a new style number plate from 20 metres away. This can be with glasses or contact lenses but you must be wearing them when driving if this is the case.

What happens if the DVLA say I can’t drive anymore?

If, after assessment of your medical condition it is unsafe for you to drive, the DVLA will tell you to stop driving until your condition improves.
If this is the case, you will need to reapply for your license if/when, you’re able to drive safely again. The DVLA will be able to provide you with a medical explanation and, if at all possible, state when you should reapply from your licence. Talking to your GP is best before reapplying for your licence so you can prove to the DVLA that your condition has improved.

How often do people over 70 have to renew their licence?

You must apply to renew your licence every 3 years at over 70.

How long does this process take?

Once you complete our on-line form, please allow up to 3 weeks before receiving your new licence.

Can I still drive while my licence application is being processed?

You can drive while your licence is being renewed but only if you meet certain criteria including:

  • Holding a valid driving licence
  • That you are not currently disqualified from driving
  • That you have not had your licence revoked due to medical reasons
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