Posted 12.01.2021

All driving licences with an expiry date from 1 January 2021 must be renewed. All driving licences with an expiry date between 1 February 2020 and 31 December 2020 will be treated as valid for a further 11 months. 

This extension will be automatically applied, the driver record will not be updated and renewal licences may not be issued during this period. 

Angela Hutchison, Disability Action's Mobility Centre Manager said:

Although driving licences for the period have an automatic extension, anyone who has a new medical condition or a current condition that has changed during that timeframe must advise the Driver & Vehicle Agency.   This is to ensure the validity of a persons driving licence and insurance.

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