It's possible they have changed things, but when I did a webchat with them in August [emails and phone were not being responded to at all] there was no mention of issuing a licence for a year, only that if your application is with them and they haven't reponded you can keep driving for another year. I didn't fancy trying to explain that to an Italian of Greek copper, especially after 31st December.I certainly agree that C1 entitlement is pretty low down the priorities list for DVLA, but the website seems pretty clear that ANY expiring licence is automatically extended for 1 year.
Yes this is what I did thinking at 70 I would not need c1 but things change so got medical and eyes test sent forms of to my surprise just over 2 weeks license back for 3 years
In section 1 a i have ticked C and C1About to send off my D2 + D4 (medical) for renewal of driving licence for C1 entitlement (age 70 or over).
Section 1b on the D2 (highlighted in red on attachment) covers both C1/D1 entitlement. I only require C1. D1 is for minibus which is not required and which doesn't appear on my current driving licence anyway.
My application was delayed last time when DVLA queried whether I was applying for both C1 and D1.
I propose to just insert a "X" in the square block against Section 1b and cross out the reference to "D1".
What do others do to avoid confusion at DVLA ? Would appreciate any comments. Thanks.
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mine expired ( C1 etc) in August and after chasing them as I had sent the medical etc in a 12 month licence arrived, so for me its another medical and a stress test for me in august next yearI'm a bit confused by all this talk of stress tests and medicals. On gov.uk it states that over 70's licences are to be automatically extended for 1year. Have I misunderstood?
In section 1 a i have ticked C and C1
In section 1 c i have ticked the first one Lorry
Means you don't want/need D1 bus.
Was it along with a D4 at reaching 70?????This is an image of the form D2 that I sent off to DVLA at the end of March this year.
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The full page image shows the form as I sent it. The greyed out areas show personal details but NO tick boxes.
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My licence came back without query.
Did you want C1+E and D1+1 which I need or just C1 & D1? I think the form is a bit ambiguous, I don't know if I should put a cross in section b and then in the Lorry & Bus in the first part of section c?2nd renewal of acquired C1 (grandfathers rights) at age 73 together with completed D4.