Having your photo certified for a driving licence

If you’re making a first driving licence application or renewing your driving licence as well as need to have the back of your image certified (signed) by an authorized individual, this web page explains that can sign the picture.

Your first driving permit application

When making an initial application for a driving permit and you’re giving identification records that are not one of the adhering to, you must obtain an authorized person to authorize the back of your image:

an approximately day United Kingdom (UK) or various other European Economic Area (EEA) passport
a legitimate UK Biometric Residence Permit
or an as much as date UK traveling document

Passport holders from other nations have to send in a passport type picture of themselves that has actually been joined the back by one of individuals detailed below under the heading ‘Who can sign your picture’.

Revival of your driving licence

If you’re renewing your driving permit online, you do not require to obtain your picture authorized.

For vehicle drivers renewing their driving licence by message, note that the rules for passport type images have actually transformed as follows:

if your appearance has not changed because you got your last driving licence – you can send in a passport kind picture without certification which indicates without a signature from an authorised person
if your look has actually changed dramatically since your last driving licence -you will certainly require to send in a passport type image that is accredited, which indicates you must get an authorised individual to authorize the rear of your driving licence photo

That can authorize your picture

If you are making an initial driving permit application or restoring your driving permit by message and need to have the back of your image signed, the individual authorizing your image should:

reside in the UK
understand you directly (for a minimum of two years).
not be a loved one.
hold a NI driving licence (issued after 1 April 1999).

Suitable individuals consist of:.

lay magistrate or Justice of the Peace.
a priest of faith.
a professionally certified individual, for example, a lawyer, instructor or designer.
a curator.
a regional company person or store owner.
a regional councillor, MP, MLA, or MEP.
a financial institution or structure society police officer.
a developed civil servant.
a law enforcement agent.
anyone in work or placement of depend on which calls for Accessni carry out checks.
if none of the above are offered, any kind of other individual employed in a setting of duty.

The person signing your image must additionally fill out area 8 of your DL1 application form. Chauffeur and also Vehicle Agency (DVA) will certainly make arbitrary look at individuals who sign photocard driving permit applications.

If you have actually concerned stay in the UK within the last two years and don’t know anybody who certifies to sign your picture, you must make a visit with the Identity Section. You must take all your documents to this interview, where a participant of staff will help you.