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Can anyone please give me a phone number for the DVLA that you can actually speak to someone and you dont get cut off after countless times

 

ive been told to go onto the .gov.uk website to find out more information which doesn`t help it just winds me up even more .

 

im goin out of my mind trying to find a solution .

 

many thanks in advance 

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what is your issue

why do you need to contact them please?

 

dx

 

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DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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without being too nosey...

why did you need to renew it?

when did the old one expire?

and why has it taken you from november till now for you to chase this?

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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 since then my license has expired and the thing is theyve given an extension for people to continue driving but that ended in december last year so i dont know if i can still drive  . 

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without being rude my license ran out on the 5th January and im over 70 and the reason why its been this long is because it tells you you need to allow extra time for them to sort it due to covid. and i ve been trying for the past 2 weeks to get some answers. 

 

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  • dx100uk changed the title to turned 70yrs, licence expired 5th jan, asked for renewal in Nov, have heard nothing - now after covid extension ran out, - can't get throught to DVLA to ask what is happening - am i legal to drive?

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why don't you simply try the online renewal process again. can't hurt to try that.

 

there are numerous reports around the net that getting through to DVLA is almost impossible since covid.

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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The renewel was applied for online and that was because i was aware that my license was nearing the end . i didnt recieve anything via post  ive tried ringing them countless times and all i get is a recording where  you are told to visit the website .gov.uk  and then they cut you off so you just keep goin round in circles.

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according to this 

DVLA Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

down the page it states if your licence expired in 2020 you get an automatic 11 mth extension.

 

it also states that from jan 2021 renewals are working as normal.

as yours expired 5th jan, pers i'd assume your early renewal has been poss discarded due to workloads or not then being necessary to do so.

 

restart the renewal process again online at their website.

as far as i can see, whilst you are awaiting this to come through, unless you have any medial reason that needs assessment that could be deemed questionable to if you should be driving, you are OK to drive and are legally allowed too.

 

dx

 

 

 

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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ive tried to re apply and was given a reference number but since that number isnt a 16 digit code  you cant enter it into the online form to find out the status of my licence . and you cant talk to anyone at all because ive tried every way possible. 

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18 minutes ago, dx100uk said:

unless you have any medial reason that needs assessment that could be deemed questionable to if you should be driving, you are OK to drive and are legally allowed too.

 

have you?

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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no i dont have any medical reasons i even tried the bot chat but it seemed the cut me off and said they couldnt assist me further . so as im sure you can understand ive run out of ideas and didnt know which way to turn . but thank you ever so much for the last reply  re- the corona virus i  didnt know about the dates after december and was at a loss . 

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thats ok.

lets put it this way, you're not going to have police chase you down the road and arrest you.

 

dx

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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I had a similar problem - same reason.. turned 70 - For some reason, I am unable to use the online application, presumably because I need to change my photo as well.  I have got a form from the Post office and will send it via Royal Mail.  trying to speak to DVLA is a waste of time and money. 

 

As we have an 11 month extension, I am not too concerned.

 

 

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Last month I did a 3 yearly 'over 70' renewal completely online, allowing them to again use my passport photo. The old licence still had two months remaining.

 

The new licence was received within 5 days, so things can work there.

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My passport is well out of date, the photo probably 15 years old.. would they be able to use that ? 

 

 

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2 hours ago, citizenB said:

My passport is well out of date, the photo probably 15 years old.. would they be able to use that ? 

 

To renew online you need "a valid UK passport".

 

Passports run for 10 years (plus a maximum 6 month overlap period from the previous one)

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