Updating driving licence photo post office
So not only is updating a means to remain compliant with the DVLA, it’s also the perfect opportunity to get rid of that dreaded mugshot you’ve been stuck with for years.
You’ll find the expiry date in section 4b on the front of the card, and you’ll also be sent a reminder from the DVLA. However, the bit we all forget is to change our personal details.
If a driver has 6 or more points on their provisional licence then if they get 1 or more points after passing their test within 24 months their licence will be revoked.
Your provisional licence will be converted to a full driving licence, free of charge when you pass your practical driving test.
It could be that your title changes, for example you’ve been ordained or been awarded your Ph D.
Similarly, if you’ve moved house, you need to update your address as soon as you can.
It’s free and pretty straightforward to update your details, so none of us has any excuse for avoiding this piece of essential admin.
Here’s our rundown of the most important things you need to know and actions to take.