DVLA issues warning to all motorists about driving licences

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DVLA issues warning to all motorists about driving licences

DVLA issues warning to all motorists about driving licences
2021-08-20 18:45:00
The DVLA has warned that they are continuing to have long delays which will affect those who are submitting paper applications to renew their licence, YorkshireLive reported. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) apologised that the waiting time could be anywhere between six and 10 weeks while applications are processed. Read more: The East Yorkshire road being used as a 'race track' However, there is no delay for people who renew their driving licence online, so the DVLA is urging customers to use this service instead where possible. When the agency updated their website, they revealed that currently they are managing with reduced staff, which is a result of industrial actions linked to Covid-19 safety worries. DVLA said: “We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused but we are working as quickly as we can to deal with your application,” “We receive around 60,000 items of mail every day that needs to be opened and processed.” According to the Mirror, the DVLA is currently in the process of checking documents that were submitted on June 9 for people looking to renew a driving licence with a new photo. Documents date back to July 6 for anyone with a UK identity who has applied for their first provisional driving licence DVLA are urging motorists to apply for their licences online Meanwhile, documents are currently being processed for motorists who applied to change their name or a address on their driving licence that date back to June 9. Even if motorists are waiting for their applications to be processed, most are still allowed to drive. A statement added: “If your application has been sent to DVLA, you may be able to continue to drive while we are processing your application.” But, there are certain situations where some motorists cannot. This include if your doctor says you cannot drive and if the DVLA has not received your application within the last 12 months. Around 1.4 millions applications are reported to be affected by this backlog. A spokesperson for the DVLA said: “Our online services have not been impacted by the pandemic and continue to run as normal and without any delays. “There are delays in processing paper applications due to ongoing industrial action and social distancing requirements,

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