How to apply for an extended licence in UK?
The following sections explain how to apply to renew your current driver’s card or extend your existing card.
How to obtain an extended driving licence from your local authority What is an extended vehicle licence?
An extended licence is a valid form of driving licence that allows a person to drive in certain situations such as: on the way to work, to school or to a sporting event; or in certain conditions in the vicinity of a road, road bridge, or pedestrian crossing.
It is not valid for travel on the motorways, national or international highways or for use on private property.
You will need to prove that you have completed the requirements to be a valid holder of an extended motorway or international highway licence.
Extended vehicle licences are valid for two years from the date of issuing, but will not be renewed.
You can renew an extended permit for up to two years, although this is only available if you are driving a commercial vehicle.
What is the difference between a driving licence and a driver’s permit?
A driving licence is valid for the duration of the licence issued by the authority where you have applied for it.
An extended driving permit is valid from the day you are issued with your driver’s class and class IV driver’s record.
An additional licence is also valid at any time from the issuing authority.
If you have not completed the driving test for your licence, you may also need to pass a test before you can apply for a driver licence.
How do I renew an expired driving permit?
To renew your driving permit, go to the issuing authorities website.
You must provide a valid driving licence number and a valid driver’s history report.
If your driving licence has been expired for at least three months, you will need a valid extension of time certificate.
The driving test is not required for renewal of an expired licence, but it is a requirement for the renewal of your driving test.
How long does an expired driver’s or driver’s test require?
An expired driving test requires the applicant to pass two driving tests.
The first driving test takes place at the issuing premises.
This is normally the roadside testing centre.
If the applicant passes the first driving exam, they can apply to extend their licence for one year from the beginning of the extension.
The second driving test can only be conducted by an authorised officer of the issuing government.
For the driving licence to be valid, the applicant must complete the driving tests and pass all other required driving tests before they can be issued with the new licence.
If they fail the first test, they must pass the second driving exam.
They may then be issued a new driving licence.
The requirements for both tests may vary from one area of the UK to another.
For example, an expired license issued by Wales is valid only for one month.
How often is an expired or cancelled driving test required?
Your driving test will be required every two years.
You may need to submit a renewal application before the end of the second test if your licence is expired or has been cancelled.
If an expired/cancelled test is required, it must be submitted to the Ministry of Defence within two weeks of the test being taken.
What happens if I fail a driving test?
You will not need to take a driving course and you will not lose your licence.
However, you might need to pay a fine or receive a written warning.
You might also need a police caution notice.
If I am driving under an expired (or cancelled) driving permit The driving licence will be valid for three years from date of issue.
You need to complete a driving history report for your driving privilege and pass the driving examination.
However you may need a driving instruction course.
The requirement for a driving education course is also different.
If a driver is driving without a valid licence for three months and their driving licence becomes invalid, they will need an extension of driving time from one month to three months.
What do I do if I get a letter from the Ministry?
The Ministry will mail you a letter informing you that your driving license has expired.
This letter should be sent to the address provided on the application form.
If this is not possible, they may issue you a written notice of revocation of your licence by sending you a copy of the letter with a letter stating why the driving license is no longer valid.
The letter will tell you that the driving privilege has been suspended.
How can I find out what to do if my driving licence expires?
The driving permit and driving history records must be available for inspection by a police officer.
This can be done online or by calling the issuing officer.
A police officer will tell the officer the details of your expired driving licence, driving history and the driving course required to pass the examination.
You should make sure that your expired driver licence is returned to the officer.
What are the penalties if I am found guilty of driving without my licence?
A driver can be fined, suspended