Can I use my passport photo for my driving licence?

Can I use my passport photo for my driving licence?

Can I use my passport photo for my driving licence?

The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) has linked up with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to make it easier to apply for licenses. The DVLA can also use the photograph and signature from the passport, instead of requiring applicants to send in photos.

Do I have to send my passport to DVLA?

If you are going to need your passport within the next month, don’t send it to the DVLA. The best thing to do is to wait and do your driving licence application when you get back from your travels, as it may not be returned in time.

Can I renew driving licence online without UK passport?

If you want to renew your driving licence online, you need to have a valid British passport. There are also other exclusions that apply and you won’t be able to go ahead renewing your licence online if: The DVLA is unable to use the photo and signature from your passport for your new driving licence.

Do I need my photo signed to renew my driving licence?

If you’re renewing your driving licence online, you don’t need to get your photo signed. if your appearance has changed significantly since your last driving licence -you will need to send in a passport type photo that is certified, which means you must get an authorised person to sign the back of your photo.

Is driving licence photo same as passport?

For those who are interested in applying for a driver’s licence that require a photo card, you will need to provide an ID photo that meets the pre-set standards. Interestingly the Driving licence photo requirement is the same specification as the UK passport photo and we meet this requirement.

Can you smile in your license picture UK?

Whether you are getting a driver’s license photo or a passport photo, you will be asked not to smile. It isn’t necessary, and you will be asked to pose again to have another photo taken.

How long does it take DVLA to return passport?

Allow 3 weeks for delivery from postal applications. If you haven’t heard back after this time, contact the DVLA, who should be able to give you an update.

Why am I not eligible to renew my license online UK?

Drivers applying for an over-70s licence renewal, who did not have a British passport before 2017, will need to apply by post as they aren’t eligible for the online renewal service. This is due to most British passports after 2017 not having a digital signature — which is required for the online service.

Can you use driving licence instead of passport?

If you are an EU national, you do not need to show your national ID card or passport when you are travelling from one border-free Schengen EU country to another. Driving licences, post, bank or tax cards are not accepted as valid travel documents or proof of identity.