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Is there a time limit to apply for your licence after ban has expired?

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deedubbs 10 Nov 2010

I got banned in 2007 got my licence back in 2008..still haven't applied for my licence after 3 years. Is there a time limit??? thanks dave


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gices 05 Jan 2014

There's no time limit to re-apply but you cannot drive before you get your licence back. Most people are eager to get back to driving and therefore get in touch with DVLA as soon as their ban is over.

In your case, I suggest you fill in the D1 Form (Application for New Driving Licence), available at the Post Office, and send it off to DVLA if you want to get behind the wheels again. Once that is done, you will be able to drive on these conditions.

laguna20 02 Nov 2019

Is there a length of time after the ban has ended to apply for licence back?

Is there a length of time after which it is too long after the ban has ended to apply for licence back? It has been over 14 years.

[Migrated from previous topic 11086 dated 27 May 2010]

gices 02 Nov 2019

No. You can request your licence back now if you want. All you have to do is send your application to DVLA with the correct fee to request your driving licence back. After a driving ban ends, you are still not allowed to drive unless you've made an application to the DVLA for your licence.

So go ahead and fill your form today and let me know how it goes for you. Good luck.

[Migrated from previous post 982 dated 03 Jun 2010]

anonymous_2 23 Jan 2011

I'm in the same boat as  you, I banned for drink driving my ban was up 2009 I still haven't reapplied for my licence.I cant find any information online which tells me whether or not there's a time limit on getting my licence back