WHERE IS MY HGV DRIVING LICENCE

WHERE IS MY HGV DRIVING LICENCE?

Lost, Stolen, Expired? How to Find or Replace Your HGV Driving License

As an HGV driver, your driving license is your passport to employment. Without it, you can't legally operate a heavy goods vehicle, and you'll be unable to earn a living. So, what do you do if you've lost, stolen, or expired your HGV driving license? Don't panic; we've got you covered. In this guide, we'll tell you everything you need to know about finding or replacing your HGV driving license.

How to Find a Lost or Stolen HGV Driving License

If you've lost your HGV driving license, the first thing you should do is check your pockets, bags, and car. It's easy to misplace something as small as a driving license, so take a thorough look around. If you still can't find it, you can report it as lost or stolen to the DVLA.

To report your HGV driving license as lost or stolen, you'll need to:

  • Visit the DVLA website or call the DVLA Lost or Stolen Vehicle Line on 0300 790 6801
  • Provide your personal details, including your name, address, and date of birth
  • Provide the details of your HGV driving license, including the license number and expiry date
  • Pay a fee of £25

Once you've reported your HGV driving license as lost or stolen, the DVLA will cancel it and issue you with a new one. The new license will be sent to you within 10 working days.

How to Renew an Expired HGV Driving License

If your HGV driving license has expired, you'll need to renew it before you can continue driving. To renew your license, you'll need to:

  • Visit the DVLA website or call the DVLA Lost or Stolen Vehicle Line on 0300 790 6801
  • Provide your personal details, including your name, address, and date of birth
  • Provide the details of your HGV driving license, including the license number and expiry date
  • Pay a fee of £43

Once you've renewed your HGV driving license, the DVLA will send you a new license within 10 working days.

What to Do If You're Caught Driving Without an HGV Driving License

Why risk your life and the lives of others? Just don't drive without an HGV driving license! If you're caught driving without an HGV driving license, you could face a number of penalties, including:

  • A fine of up to £1,000
  • Disqualification from driving for up to 6 months
  • A prison sentence of up to 2 years

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does it take to get a new HGV driving license?

It usually takes around 10 working days to get a new HGV driving license. However, this can vary depending on the time of year and how busy the DVLA is.

2. Can I drive an HGV while my license is being renewed?

No, you cannot drive an HGV while your license is being renewed. You must wait until you receive your new license before you can start driving again.

3. What happens if I'm caught driving without an HGV driving license?

If you're caught driving without an HGV driving license, you could face a number of penalties, including a fine of up to £1,000, disqualification from driving for up to 6 months, and a prison sentence of up to 2 years.

4. How much does it cost to renew an HGV driving license?

It costs £43 to renew an HGV driving license.

5. What are the requirements for renewing an HGV driving license?

To renew an HGV driving license, you must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A resident of the United Kingdom
  • Medically fit to drive an HGV
  • Have passed the HGV driving test

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