Updating driving license
Step 1: Pass an eye test by an approved provider, like a pharmacy (find a test location now), or have a professional complete a paper report.3Step 2: Renew online 4Step 3: Download and print a temporary license in PDF format to use until your new license arrives in the mail (in about 10 days). Your renewal fee is on the renewal application we mail you and displayed before you pay online.The following information also applies to renewing an enhanced driver license (EDL).
Change Address Change Name Physical License Changes DDS has implemented Secure ID (resulting from Federal requirements of the Real ID Act), which requires customers to provide two (2) documents proving residential address, when visiting a Customer Service Center (CSC).
If you have changed your address since your driver licence or learner permit was issued, you would have received a change of address label displaying your changed address for you to affix to the back of your card.
If this applies to you, please enter the address displayed on this label.
We’ll take your photo, make sure your signature meets DVLA standards and check your application. You should receive your new photocard from the DVLA in 3 weeks – though if they have to check your medical or personal details, it may take a bit longer.
When all that’s done, we send it straight to the DVLA. Find out if your local branch can sort out driving licence renewal with our Branch Finder. Bring your renewal reminder and your photocard driving licence (if you have it), along with any other items requested in the reminder letter. We take your picture, make sure your application is correct and take your signature using a digital pad. We charge £4.50 to take your picture, check your application and send it off, while the DVLA charges £17 to renew a driving licence. You're risking having your entitlement to drive withdrawn (you will not be allowed to drive) or a fine of £1,000 if your driving licence contains out of date information – so don’t take any chances when it comes to renewing yours.