Licence renewel

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  1. spongy

    spongy Read Only Funster

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    We are looking at going away probably to France at end of August and coming back 1st week of October. My problem is I am 70 on 16th October and need to apply for my C1 category on my licence. Do I put the application in before we go or do I wait until we come back. If I put it in before we go I will have to hope there are no problems which I won't be able to deal with. Any advice please !

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    Do it now, I've been fighting the bar stewards since last Oct!
     
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    One complication is that to apply you may need to send your existing licence, depending on age of photo, with the renewal and you could need that on your trip to France.
    You can apply up to 90 days in advance of expiry but that doesn't mean you will get the new one back before expiry.
     
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    May be a problem in that they would not accept my application without returning my old licence, if you are going to France you will need it with you.

    Might be worth an email to DVLA to check.

    @Larrynwin beat me to it.
     
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    Mr Hils is in the same situation. His birthday is June and he has already applied for his licence. But that means we can't go abroad at the moment because he has sent his licence off to DVLA.
    I think you would be better to wait till you get back home. When your licence has been sent off to the DVLA you are ok to drive in the UK.
     
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    Am watching this with some interest as, although not going abroad, I am also 70 on the 16th of October and already have my medical planned for late August or very early September as we do not intend being away anywhere while the little people are not contained (in school).
     
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    I shouldn't be saying this but......
    You could apply for a replacement licence on the basis you have lost it. Then you have your original lost copy which could turn up in your van while you are away if needed and your new one to submit with your renewal application.
     
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    Nice one (y)
     
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    Hi Phil.
    I always new I had a twin out there somewhere. A little way ahead but I hope you have a great day.

    Spongy
     
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    It also gives details of what classes of vehicle you can drive if DVLA cock up.
     
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