If you don’t have a photo card, you can still drive as long as you have a valid UK driving licence. However, you may be asked to produce your photo card as proof of identity if you’re stopped by the police.

If you’re caught driving without a photo card, you could be fined up to £1,000.

You may also have to pay your court costs and could have your licence revoked.

If you haven’t received your photo card, you can contact DVLA to request a replacement.

If you don’t have a photo card you can apply at the Post Office.

1. Bring your photocard driving licence and your renewal reminder

If you don’t have a photo card and have your renewal reminder we can still process your renewal with just your photocard driving licence, providing none of your details have changed

2. We’ll take your photo

Capture your signature and even submit a change of address if applicable.

3.Pay for it

The DVLA charges £17 to renew your driving licence. We’ll just charge a further £4.50 to take your photo, check your application and send it securely to the DVLA. That’s a total of £21.50.

4.Send it

We will send off your application electronically, and you should have your new licence within 3 weeks. We’ll also take your old driving licence and send it back to the DVLA for you.

How to renew if you’re over 70 years old

  • Once you’re 70 you’ll need to renew your driving  licence every 3 years. The DVLA will automatically send you a D46P application form 90 days before your licence expires. But if you haven’t got one, you can also use a D1 form which you’ll find in selected Post Office branches.