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Renew your driving licence

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  • Renewing your driving licence - online applications

    • Check if you are eligible for an online account by completing the following enquiry form:  https://gov.gg/trafficonlineservices.  
    • Some Guernsey residents can now:
      • apply to renew an existing full driving licence online;
      • apply to renew an existing provisional licence online; (for scooter & motorcycles categories see Note 1 below) (for F, G, B1 or L categories see Note 2 below)
    • The only exception to this is if:
      • you have not previously provided Driver & Vehicle Licensing with an email address; (see Note 6 below)
      • you have not previously provided proof of identification; (see Note 5 below)
      • you will not be able to apply for a driving licence if you require a medical; (see Note 4 below)
      • you are exchanging a foreign driving licence; (see Note 3 below)
    • Online renewal process
      • If you have already set up an account, login to https://traffic.gov.gg;
      • Enter your driving licence number and password;
      • If you have forgotten your password, please click on the "Forgot password?" link and follow the reset instructions;
      • If you are unsure if you have set up your account, please contact us at https://gov.gg/trafficonlineservices and we will advise you if you are eligible for online services
    • Online applications
      • To complete the process you will require:
        • A recent digital photograph of yourself (to passport specifications) that you can upload. Alternatively, if you are using a mobile device with a camera you can take a selfie.
        • A debit or credit card to pay for you new licence. Current fees and charges
    •  Returning your current driving licence
      • If renewing your driving licence, there is no need to return your old driving licence.     
      • If you are adding categories to your existing driving licence or notifying us of a change of address, you will need to return your current driving licence (both plastic and paper part) before we can legally issue you with your new driving licence.  
      • Your current driving licence can be posted to:

        Driver & Vehicle Licensing
        FREEPOST 301
        Guernsey
        GY2 4LR
    • Other Online Services
      • In addition to renewing your driving licence, you can:
        • notify us of a change of address;
        • add a new driving licence category to an existing driving licence (after successfully passing a theory and practical driving test);
        • apply for a new provisional driving licence category;
        • request a duplicate driving licence.
    • Notes
      • Note 1 - If you hold a provisional motorcycle driving licence for categories P, A1 or A, and fail to renew it within the specified period you will not be able to hold a provisional driving licence in the same category for 12 months.  When you have renewed your provisional motorcycle licence you must also successfully complete a further training course for motorcyclists (a Direct Access course which is a shortened version of CBTwithin one month of the start date of your new driving licence, for it to remain valid. You may ride on the roads with your new provisional driving licence for the month during which you are attempting to pass the Direct Access course. Should you fail to past the test within the specified time period your new provisional driving licence will become invalid and you will not be able to hold a provisional driving licence in the same category for 12 months
      • Note 2 - If you hold a provisional driving licence for categories F, G, B1 or L, your driving licence cannot be renewed in the same category until 12 months after its expiry.
      • Note 3 - New residents to the Island
      • Note 4 - Medicals
        Unfortunately, if you have any medical conditions you will not be able to apply online. In addition, if you are over the age of 45 AND the holder of categories C, CE, D1, D1E, D or DE (large goods vehicles, minibuses or large passenger carrying vehicles), you will require a medical form to be completed by a local doctor to confirm your fitness to drive. Further information is available here
      • Note 5 - Proof of identification
        Prior to using online services we need to confirm your identity. If your identity has already been verified, a date will have been inserted in section 14 on the back of the plastic part of your driving licence.
      • Note 6 - Email address
        In order to use online services you will have needed to provide Driver & Vehicle Licensing with a unique email address. You can check whether you have already provided an email address by completing the following form: https://gov.gg/trafficonlineservices
        Please visit www.gov.gg/dvl for further information or contact us by email dvl@gov.gg or telephone 01481 221000
  • Renewing your driving licence - postal applications

    • You may apply to renew your full driving licence within two months and your provisional driving licence within one month (See Notes 1 and 2 below) before the expiry date as stated on your driving licence card in section 4b.
    • To renew your driving licence you will need to:
      • submit a completed driving licence application form;
      • submit a recent photograph to the following pdf icon specification [142kb];
      • if you have not previously had your identity verified, submit your original passport OR a completed Identity Verification Form. If you are submitting an ID verification form you will also need to bring your birth certificate. If you post in your original passport, it will be returned to you via recorded delivery.  (If your identity has already been verified, a date will have been inserted in section 14 on the back of the plastic part of your driving licence).
    • Forms can be scanned and emailed to dvl@gov.gg or posted to us.
    • Please note there is no need to return your current driving licence and we will contact you separately for payment.
    • If you are unable to print an application form, please request one using the 'Contact Us' form at the bottom of this page.
    • Notes
      • Note 1 - If you hold a provisional motorcycle driving licence for categories P, A1 or A, and fail to renew it within the specified period you will not be able to hold a provisional driving licence in the same category for 12 months.  When you have renewed your provisional motorcycle licence you must also successfully complete a further training course for motorcyclists (a Direct Access course which is a shortened version of CBTwithin one month of the start date of your new driving licence, for it to remain valid. You may ride on the roads with your new provisional driving licence for the month during which you are attempting to pass the Direct Access course. Should you fail to past the test within the specified time period your new provisional driving licence will become invalid and you will not be able to hold a provisional driving licence in the same category for 12 months
      • Note 2 - If you hold a provisional driving licence for categories F, G, B1 or L, your licence cannot be renewed in the same category until 12 months after its expiry.
  • Renewing your driving licence - in person

    • You may apply to renew your full driving licence within two months and your provisional driving licence within one month (See Notes 1 and 2 below) before the expiry date as stated on your driving licence card in section 4b.
    • To renew your driving licence in person you will need to:
      • visit Edward T Wheadon House where you will need to complete a driving licence application form, have your photograph taken and make payment.
      • if you have not previously had your identity verified, bring your passport OR a completed Identity Verification Form. If you are submitting an ID verification form you will also need to bring your birth certificate.
    • Notes
      • Note 1 - If you hold a provisional motorcycle driving licence for categories P, A1 or A, and fail to renew it within the specified period you will not be able to hold a provisional driving licence in the same category for 12 months.  When you have renewed your provisional motorcycle licence you must also successfully complete a further training course for motorcyclists (a Direct Access course which is a shortened version of CBTwithin one month of the start date of your new driving licence, for it to remain valid. You may ride on the roads with your new provisional driving licence for the month during which you are attempting to pass the Direct Access course. Should you fail to past the test within the specified time period your new provisional driving licence will become invalid and you will not be able to hold a provisional driving licence in the same category for 12 months
      • Note 2 - If you hold a provisional driving licence for categories F, G, B1 or L, your licence cannot be renewed in the same category until 12 months after its expiry.

Downloads

Driving licence application form (new, provisional, exchange, duplicate) Identity Verification Form Photograph Specification CBT Important Information CBT FAQ Medical conditions, disabilities and driving Medical Report - Car and Motorcycle Medical Report - Large Goods Vehicle, Passenger Carrying Vehicle or Vocational Motoring & driving test fees & charges

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