Trouble with DVLA

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  1. laneside

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    Is anyone else currently trying to retain their C1 entitlement, it is four weeks since I sent off my application and they say ring if not back in three weeks. I have tried all day to ring them and all you get is sorry we cannot connect you as all our 240 lines for vehicle driving licence enquiries are engaged. Another fine example of a shambles of a government department
     
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    Took six weeks for mine to come back
     
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    they want you to downsize and cut your fuel bills, its a grand go green campaign
     
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    Well finally got through at 4.35 and they say it is being processed and is now with their medical department. He did say that this department is currently processing applications from early May so expect it to be another four to five weeks.

    I would love to question why after a full opticians report and £135 spend on a medical with my own doctor why it needs to go through their medical section , but hey ho we are dealing with a Government department and all the uselessness involved.

    My word of caution is if you are approaching your 70th birthday and want to retain your C1 entitlement get things moving early
     
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    Hope you have better luck than we did. Long story but to cut it short, it took two years last time my late husband applied to renew his hgv licence, we had two cover notes from them in that time ( somewhere on the old MHF site is the thread)
     
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    My licence was due to run out on august 8th, I applied early and my new licence was issued and started at the end of June losing me 5 weeks off my previous expiry date so it's best not to apply to early
    Alan
     
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    Point taken Alan but if anyone thinks an odd month before they go abroad is sufficient then they are going to get delayed.
     
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    I've been asked to find out if that medical included a memory test?:)
     
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    Well, he is getting on a bit! Just thought he is probably waterlogged! He is back in Todmorden!!!!
     
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    Well they did need the rain rumour had it that Todmorden was dry for 9 months:whistle:
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: That is ALMOST as good as one of Old Mo's!!!!
     
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  12. laneside

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    Hey you lot my memory is long enough to know that this is the driest summer in Todmorden for 35 years, saying that we are well aware it could all change within a week
     
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    You had TWO dry days????? :sneaky:
     
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    To be fair, we once stayed at the soggy CL (his drive) and had a great week lots of sunshine!!!
    Don't think it rained all that week!

    Sun shines on the righteous!!!!!
     
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    Thats a bit personal :)(y):cool:
     
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    I need to renew my licence 10yrs since issue so its the photo, can do it online and they will use my passport photo, but the bit I am not sure on will I lose my c1 and d1 cats by doing it online
     
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    Lee 52 you only lose your C1 entitlement on your 70th birthday unless you apply to keep it using D2 and D4 forms
     
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    so if I do my renewal online I will keep my c1e and d1e no d4 medicals forms (btw I am 36 and do wear glasses ) do I not need a medical for eyesight now for c1/d1. such a mine field and getting a straight answer from them seems to be impossible
     
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    Just not sure what your procedure is, I think it is very straight forward but lets see if anyone else knows the definitive answer. I agree finding anything out is not the simplest of things to do. The DVLA have various websites that may help you but I had to rely on information received from other motorhomers
     
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    i renewed my licence on line they filled in form and sent it to me at a cost of £40 then i had to sign it and send on to dvla along with cheque rip off i could have filled form myself
     
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