Quick Answer: Should I Destroy My Old Driving Licence?

What is the traffic light on the back of the UK driving Licence?

@leavesonline Hi, the traffic light is one of many security features on the licence.

It’s not linked to endorsements.

Hi, the traffic light symbols on the back are a security feature only and have no relation to points..

Is it bad to shred pictures?

Pictures and Old IDs If you’re going through a box of old pictures, don’t just toss out the duplicates — shred them. Thieves can use your old pictures or, even worse, old IDs maliciously.

Do I need to shred old checks?

3 Answers. Unused checks can be discarded as soon as you no longer need them. No need to return them to the bank, just tear/shred and dispose of as paper.

What is the earliest I can renew my driver license?

You can renew your license up to six months before expiration and up to two months after it’s expired. About two months prior to the expiration you should receive a renewal notice in the mail from the California DMV. This notice will tell you which renewal options are available.

Can I actually speak to someone at DVLA?

Please direct all enquiries to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) at 0300 123 9000. Operating Hours: DVLA’s operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

How do I destroy my old driver’s license?

How do I safely and securely dispose of an old driver license? Shred it, and if you do not have a cross cut shredder, cut with scissors into tiny pieces. Then deposit some of the pieces in this week’s trash, some in next week’s. Or use multiple trash cans in different locations to sprinkle a few pieces here and there.

Can you drive while waiting for a replacement license UK?

If your entitlement has expired, you can drive as soon as the DVLA receives your correct and complete application for a new licence as long as you meet the Section 88 criteria. You must only drive vehicles you have applied for on your current application and were entitled to drive on your previous licence.

Why does my driving Licence only last 5 years?

If you apply to claim your first lorry or bus test pass or renew your driving licence on or after 19 January 2013, the licence issued will be valid for a maximum of 5 years. … Once you’ve been issued with a 5 year licence you’ll need to renew the licence when it expires – the licence expiry date is shown in 4b.

How do I send my old driving Licence back to DVLA?

(always ensure you use the official GOV.UK website) or fill in the section provided on the letter you received with your driving licence. The address must be one in GB where we can contact you at any time (we do not accept PO box addresses). Send your driving licence to us at DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BN.

Can I still use my old driving Licence?

Paper driving licences have been scrapped for licences issued post-1998. The DVLA scrapped the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence in June 2015, for anyone with a licence issued after 1998 – it now has no legal status and can be safely binned. You used to need the paper part to detail any penalty points.

Do DVLA email you?

The agency never asks for bank details over email and never sends text messages about vehicle tax refunds. As well as forwarding any suspicious emails and texts, DVLA has 5 top tips for motorists to stay safe online: never share driving licence images and vehicle documents online.

How long does it take for the DVLA to return your Licence?

three weeksYou should receive your driving licence from the DVLA within three weeks after they accept your application documents. If your health or personal details need to be checked it could take longer. Make sure you leave at least three weeks for delivery before contacting the DVLA.

Do I need to send my old paper driving Licence back?

If this is not the case for you and your paper licence is still valid and in date, there is no need for you to exchange it for a photocard. You should not throw your paper driving licence away. Find more information about the changes to the paper part of the photocard licence here.

Should I send my old driving Licence back to DVLA?

You must send your old photocard licence to DVLA when you get your new licence. You’ll be told the address to use when you finish the application.