Department for Transport have agreed to adopt a temporary measure to assist drivers in complying with the law during the Covid-19 pandemic.
To make it easier for drivers who need to update their photocard licence with a new photograph at the end of the 10 years validity, photocard driving licences that expire between 1 February and 31 August 2020 will be automatically extended for a period of 7 months from the date of expiry.
What we are doing to help
We have taken the steps to automatically extend all photocard expiry dates by 7 months, in line with the guidance above, to prevent all accounts from providing unnecessary warnings.
The DVLA are not updating their digital records with the above extensions and, therefore, any recheck may return the original expiry date. To assist with this we will be automatically adjusting the expiry dates on a weekly basis until the Department of Transport guidance changes.