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Got a letter from DVLA (photo needs renewing)

Discussion in 'Motors' started by ShiWarrior, 5 Oct 2009.

  1. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

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    Location: Oxon

    Just got a letter from the DVLA today to say that my "photo" needs to be renewed, so they want money from me becuase they want to get it changed and if i dont im breaking the law

    I think this is absurd, why should I pay money to the goverment to change "MY" photo ?

    theiving scums
     
  2. Dr Who

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Wiltshire

    they need renewing every 10 years
     
  3. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,243

    Location: Oxon

    yes, im aware of that, but thanks :)
     
  4. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

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    i think its ridiculous, most other EU ones don't even have an expiry date
    but i think everything's going to be standardised in the coming years
     
  5. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

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    Location: Oxon

    well, i think its a good idea to update the photo, as the person can certainly change!
    its the charge i hate!
     
  6. BigglesPiP

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    With any luck they will forget you have a licence and you will get to take your test again.
     
  7. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

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    lol

    and pay even more money? lol no thanks ;) :)
     
  8. timaloy

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    Location: glasgow, scotland

    yes m8 its just another way to get money out of you dirty robbing scumbags
     
  9. kefkef

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Somewhere on the Rainbow

    Yay for non-photo licences! Still got my old skool A4 paper one here.
     
  10. ShiWarrior

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    Location: Oxon

    i thought photo lincences became standard?
     
  11. thepharcyde

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 8,258

    Q the thread, DVLA say I do not have a licence to drive :D
     
  12. Nodiggidy123

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    thats life im afraid
     
  13. Longbow

    Sgarrista

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    How much does this cost?
     
  14. SB118

    Sgarrista

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    Location: "Sunny" Plymouth

    No, it's a con. Even if you send in a new photo when you do a change of address (which is free), the expiry date doesn't change. It's just another money spinner for them.
     
  15. kefkef

    Mobster

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    Not when i passed my test, sonny jim :D ! Only if you need to change your address or details do you need to give it up and receive a new photo licences, if not, then you can keep hold of your original until the date it expires (2040'ish for me i think)
     
  16. hiroofheroes

    Hitman

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    Location: Swansea

    £2 a year for a driving licence - hardly a big deal considering the amount you pay in tax/insurance is it?
     
  17. cyclops12

    Wise Guy

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    Lol still got my paper one aswell , runs out when im 70
    should i send it in and change it for a nice plastic one hmmmm £20 then £20 every 10 years hmmmmm

    Thats a tough one :p:D
     
  18. _lecro_

    Wise Guy

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    Location: South Yorkshire

    Paper rules :D
    Im certainly not gonna get plastic unless forced too :p
     
  19. Stelly

    Don

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    Location: Liverpool

    I agree, I had the samething happen to me, and I'm not happy about it either, its actually profit free but the bureaucracy and the prettiness of the card make it quite expensive, but still upsets me thinking about it!

    Stelly
     
  20. Conanius

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    That's the point though isn't it. You already pay a small fortune in tax through the other requirements of motoring !