Ayr & District Advanced Motorists are a local group affiliated to the Institute of Advanced Motorists

Photo Licences

Understanding photo licences

Ayrshire Road Safety MagazineThere has been some confusion over the past month about the regulations and rules around updated photographs on driving licences.

To clear up any misunderstanding the IAM would like to make you aware of the following information (courtesy of the DVLA):

In most circumstances, you'll need to renew the photo on your driving licence before it expires, as the photo is only valid for 10 years. If you're a short period licence holder (over 70 or medical short period) you'll only need to renew your photo when your driving entitlement expires.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will send you a renewal application pack two months before your photo is due to expire. You'll need to:

If you have changed your name, you'll also need to provide identity documents as proof.