DVLA Customer Service Leeds - 0870 025 0121
If your age is 70 or above or you would soon be 70, do not forget to renew your British driving license. You would need to renew your British driving license if you are 70 or over and if your British license has expired or it is going to expire within 90 days, you are a resident of Great Britain, you qualify the minimum eyesight requirements, and you are not prevented from driving for any medical or health conditions. You must renew your driving license with the DVLA.
The DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency) is a British Government agency. It was created in the year 1990 by the Department of Transport, and was founded to replace the aging DVLC (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Centre). The agency currently holds over 44 million valid driver’s licenses and 36 million licensed vehicles. Some of the key responsibilities of the DVLA include,
- maintaining records of licensed drivers and registered vehicles
- issuing licences to drivers and the maintenance of the vehicle driving entitlements
- maintaining records of driver endorsements, disqualifications and medical conditions
- issuing registration certificates to vehicle onwers
- collecting and enforcing vehicle excise duty
- helping the police and intelligence authorities deal with vehicle related crime
- registering and issuing tachograph cards
- issuing vehicle registration marks
- selling attractive vehicle registration marks (also known as personalised registrations)
- selling anonymised data
- limiting vehicle tax evasion to no more than 1%
To renew your current driving license you would need to provide the DVLA with your address proof where you have been living for more than 3 years, and your National Insurance Number, your valid UK passport, and your email address.
DVLA would renew your driving license if you meet all the following conditions
- DVLA has your valid application
- you’ve held a licence from Great Britain, the European Union or a country where you can change non British driving license to a British license
- your doctor says you can continue driving
- you’re not disqualified from driving
- you follow any specific conditions attached to your licence
- your licence hasn’t been taken away for a medical reason
To know more about the procedures for renewal of your British driving license, you can speak to the customer support team at the DVLA at our DVLA contact numbers Leeds 0870 025 0121. At Number bank, we provide DVLA contact number to help you and innumerable other people to get answers to their driving license queries.