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IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? #257950
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Drivers face fines for expired licences. A massive 300,000 photo card licences are due to expire in the next 12 months, yet a significant proportion of drivers are unaware that the new photo-style licences require updating every 10 years. Unlike the superseded paper licence, which was valid 'for life', the new identity card versions feature a 'valid until' date, at which time motorists must shell out an extra 17.50 for a new card. It's thought that a lot of drivers are not aware of this requirement.

This summer marked the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the new photo card licence and of the cards due for update a massive 28% are still outstanding, according to the DVLA. These drivers could face a 1,000 fine if asked to surrender the licence.

Though the expiry date is printed on the front of the photo cards,(SECTION 4B) it can only be identified as such when the owner turns the card over and reads the small print.

Making matters more confusing is the presence on the back of the cards of a date until which time the motorists is registered to hold the licence - their 70th birthday.

According to the DVLA, reminders will now be sent to drivers with photo cards due to expire, while the Association of British Insurers has confirmed that insurance cover is unaffected by an expired photo


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Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: jonah] #257953
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im ok i think ive just checked i passed my test in 02 although it says my licence runs out in 2010 not 2012 so which do i go for?


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Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: mike849] #257957
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u should get a reminder, but if it says 2010 on ur licence id go for that..........


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Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: jonah] #257962
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well as im in the raf ill ask them if i can do it now rather than later for free


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Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: mike849] #257964
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u will probably only be able to do it alot nearer the time, as with road tax..........


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Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: jonah] #257965
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i can only ask and see what they say....


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Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: mike849] #257966
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yeh, suppose its worth a try ...


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Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: mike849] #257967
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Originally Posted by mike849
im ok i think ive just checked i passed my test in 02 although it says my licence runs out in 2010 not 2012 so which do i go for?



your 10 years starts from the very 1st day you recieved your Provisional licence

Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: Tony_1985] #257970
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it cant do tony, as i passed my test in 1992, having had my provisional for a year before passing....... and my licence also expires in 2010, 8/2/2010 to be exact...


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Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: jonah] #257972
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hmm

strange, i see your point mate. just checked my card

started 2004
expires dec 2012

but i had a provisional for about 2 years though. i didnt have to supply a new photo to gain my full one

Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: Tony_1985] #258013
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valid from:
16-04-08

expires:
08-02-17

that's like only 9 years... probably just trying to cash in as per

Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: Davey_Martin] #258018
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Mine says valid from 1999 to 2039 inclusive but it's still a paper one, never got a card one or got asked to get one. Mind you, I still have to tell them I've changed my address (fine of 1000).

The annoying thing is, when I last changed the address on it, they sent it back with my name spelt wrong!! They changed it from Jacqueline to Jackueline and added an 'E' to my surname. Bloody idiots idiot


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Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: Wench] #258020
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i think its wrong to charge you 17.50 to get it changed though! they cost enough when you pass your test!


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Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: mike849] #258026
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Mine expires in 2012.

Also, just got on to what Jay mentioned.

My previous licence, before I moved was valid for 50 years, however, when I moved and changed my licence, it now has a 10 year span think

So, if you never move, your licence is valid for 50 year, but move, and you need to renew it every 10 years at a cost....

...another money maker for the government...


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Re: IS YOUR PHOTOCARD LICENCE DUE TO EXPIRE ?? [Re: StuyMac] #258039
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Glad you posted that up i've got till next year. Any chance you could remind me in 12 months?

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