What should you do if you lose your driving licence?
If you lose your driving licence, contact the DVLA to apply for a replacement, if it has been stolen report it to the Police immediately.
Losing a driving licence can be distressing, but it’s essential to act promptly. If there’s a suspicion of theft, reporting to the police helps prevent potential misuse and identity fraud. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is the primary point of contact for residents of England, Scotland, or Wales who need to replace their licence.
You can apply online, by post, or over the phone. There’s a fee of £20 for the replacement, whether it’s a full or provisional licence. While waiting for the new licence, you’re still permitted to drive, provided you haven’t been disqualified and have initiated the replacement process. If you find your old licence after applying for a new one, ensure you return the old one to the DVLA as it becomes invalid.
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