Licence Renewal

Renewal application forms are sent to existing drivers two months before their current licence expires. These applications must be submitted one month before the current licence expires.

The application form will specify whether a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and medical are required. It will contain the usual requirements for photos, the fee and a copy of your driving licence.

If a DBS disclosure form is required it has to be submitted in person. This can be done either at the Civic Centre, Ashford or the Town Hall, Tenterden. Email to make an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What do I need to supply for my renewal?

You are issued with the relevant forms two months before your licence expires. The application form will identify what you need.

+ When do I need to submit my renewal?

This must be submitted at least one month before your current licence expires (one month after you receive your forms).

+ Do I need to submit my renewal in person?

Only if you are required to submit a DBS.

+ I am struggling to get an appointment for my medical – can I submit this at a later date?

Yes, this can be submitted after the other paperwork but this must be done before the current licence expires. If a DBS disclosure form is not required, all documents can be submitted by post to Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL. Please do not send in your original DVLA licence, a photocopy will be accepted.