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Photo Licence


woodchip
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woodchip

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Ho, they came up ten minutes after it had stopped loading

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spuds

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Not sure if it applies to everyone with the old type paper licence, but the DVLA have been sending out letters regarding replacements, on a possible free of charge offer.

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BT

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Its all very nice having the Photo Card licence but you are still required to keep the paper part with it as well to be strictly with the law.

I'm n sure the paper part could be dispensed with, with modern technology allowing all the information to be encoded onto the plastic card.

Anyone who hasn't had a replacement recently will be surprised to find that although you have to send in a Colour picture, its burnt onto your license in Black and white. This is because its done with a laser and lasers can't burn in colour. I have a coloured picture on my license because it was issued when they still did it photographically, but I supposed I will go monochrome when I have to replace mine in a couple of yeas time.

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BT

When I was involved with the change of paper style to credit card style licence, the DVLA requested that I sent the paper copy back with the new application. If the paper licence had been lost, destroyed or defaced, then there was no need to bother, except to tick a box on the new application form.

The new application also stated that the photo must be in colour and of a certain size.In fact a photo image size is printed on the application form. I noticed that most photo kiosks for public use now have facilities for confirming whether the photo required is for the DVLA licence, passport or other use, and the photo image is set-up on this instruction?.

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Bing.alau

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I suppose a new photo is required because people do alter their appearance as they get older. But that is only up to a certain point in life. Once I lost my hair I remained more or less as good looking for ever. Certainly I don't think I have altered much in the last twenty years (photographically speaking). There is no way any of my old acquaintances would walk past me in the street and say afterwards "Sorry, but I never recognised you".

So I don't think we oldies should have to change our photo's for licensing purposes.

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BT

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spuds

As I remember the paper part issued with the plastic cards is not the same as the old paper license but a new one which forms your license together with the plastic card.

I had my last set of photos done at Timpsons. Guaranteed to pass the Passport Office check, and a set of 6, so enough for my Passport renewal, my Bus Pass application and a couple of spares. The Timpsons in question is in Tescos so they were ready after I had finished my shopping.

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Bing.alau

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I'm licensed up until March, 2015. There will probably be some new regulation in by then.

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