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Driving licence extension granted

Lots of people rely on cars and vans to get around for work, and therefore it important to have your insurance and photocard driving licence up to date. If your photocard licence is due to expire soon, you may want to read the below.

The DVLA have today announced that drivers with a photocard driving licence due to expire between 1st February and 31st August 2020 will be granted a 7 month extension, beginning from the date of expiry in a bid to help drivers make necessary journeys without having to get a new picture to renew their licence.

The normal rules state that drivers are required to renew their photocard licence every 10 years, and bus and lorry drivers every 5 years. The new EU regulation introduced means photocards that expire between the stated dates will be automatically extended by a further 7 months, with drivers being sent a reminder to renew before the extension ends.

It is important to note that this is only the case for photocards. If your entitlement to drive is due to expire, you will need to renew the entitlement as normal.

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