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I've been told its easier to get apply for driving licence if you have passport but with current climate may not go abroad for years so prefer not to get one. Can I apply without one

Imnotcheap
7 days ago
What do you think of this?
lornaae
lornaae7 days ago

Yes you can apply without one, they will likely ask for other proof of identity

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap
Original Poster
6 days ago

She has an id card

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davidstockport
davidstockport7 days ago

Holding a passport does make it easier to apply for or renew a driving licence, you don't need to send a photograph. With your permission the picture from your passport can be used you don't need to send the passport it's transferred electronically from where the copy is kept. I've renewed my driving licence a few times totally online since I was 70.

It is possible to get a driving licence without being a passport holder though.

If renewing, it is requested that when you receive your new licence, if the old one has any remaining time on it and not declared LOST, that it is returned. That is obviously to comply with the law that makes it illegal to hold more than one current driving licence.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap
Original Poster
6 days ago

It's her first she 17

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hspexy
hspexy7 days ago

Yes. It’s just easier if you already have a form of id they can verify (passports can be cross checked easily via the government database). But I know people who’ve never been abroad, so no passport, yet they still got their driver’s licence using other paperwork

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap
Original Poster
6 days ago

Her last passport expired

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lilyflower
lilyflower6 days ago

Imnotcheap Did your daughter have a child passport? When did it expire?

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap
Original Poster
6 days ago

About 3/4 years ago lilyflower

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lilyflower
lilyflower6 days ago

Imnotcheap She'll still need photo countersigned but as she's had a previous will be on the system so ID ing will be easier and not have to send Birth Cert. If they decide they want it they'll ask. Put the number of expired Passport in relevant section. (Paper form 1st Q second page) 🙂

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap
Original Poster
5 days ago

Thanks lilyflower

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig6 days ago

It's much easier to apply for one as they can use your passport as your form of ID, can cross check it, can use the photograph from it etc but you can still apply for a driving license without one. It just means you will need to send in a photo and other forms of ID.

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Lynibis
Lynibis6 days ago

I find it very strange that you can end up with a 20 year old photo on your driving licence, mine looks nothing like me and rather makes a mockery of photo ID.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap
Original Poster
6 days ago

I had to get new one last year as I'd had previous card 10 years

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davidstockport
davidstockport6 days ago

I suppose that is if after nearly ten years the picture was from a passport that was near its expiry date. It is of course possible if under seventy to have a driving licence that doesn't have a photo on it. (I didn't get a photocard licence until I was 70).

I was surprised to find that 3% of females could be fined £1,000 because they failed to change their name on driving licence when they married.

The way I see it is that could only apply if the woman changed the name she used when marrying (which isn't compulsory).

Some useful information here: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/renew-driving-licence/

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Janleigh
Janleigh6 days ago

Yes you can.

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LeighReidAtanas
LeighReidAtanas6 days ago

Yes you should still be able to apply without the passport

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RachHC
RachHC6 days ago

I got my drivers licence without having a passport. Had to have photo signed etc and send off birth certificates for id but was still pretty straightforward

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