Online applications for driving licence should always be made using GOV.UK: DVLA

DVLA warns that when applying online for your driving licence, citizens should always make sure they use the official GOV.UK site.

DVLA has been made aware of several websites offering a check and send service for driving licence applications. These services are in no way affiliated with DVLA. These websites may appear in the sponsored links or paid-for results section when using online search engines. The Office of Fair Trading has ruled that websites which charge additional fees and services are not acting illegally.

These websites will claim to offer value-added services to ensure your application is correct before you send it to DVLA. However, using this service will mean you can end up paying as much as 3 times the normal price for your driving licence, and all you will receive is a paper application form that has been completed for you.

The government, led by Cabinet Office’s Government Digital Service (GDS), will continue to investigate reports of organisations which may be actively misleading users about their services or acting illegally, taking swift action when necessary. By using the online driving licence transactions on GOV.UK citizens can be sure that they are dealing directly with DVLA and will not be charged any additional fees for their driving licence. The application will be completed online without the need for a paper application in the majority of cases.

The online driving licence services can be found in the driving licence section of GOV.UK.

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