Drivers whose photocard driving licence or entitlement to drive expires between 1 February 2020 and 31 August 2020 will have a 7-month extension from the date of expiry. This means that drivers will not need to renew their photocard or entitlement to drive until seven months after the original expiry date. Drivers do not need to do anything as this extension is automatic.

If you have already applied to renew your photocard or entitlement you can continue to drive while DVLA is processing your application providing you have not been told by your doctor or optician that you should not drive.