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D iane Black-Ware is getting desperate. Since the start of the year, her taxed and insured car has been left unused at her Penrith home. It is inexcusable how DVLA are treating people. He desperately needs it back to be able to prove his identity to his solicitor and mortgage firm to enable the purchase to go though.
While the dispute goes on, those waiting for vital driving licence renewals and other vehicle registration services are calling on government ministers to intervene. Long delays at the Swansea HQ are particularly affecting those who had their licences suspended for medical or other reasons but have since been cleared by their doctor to driving. These include professional truck and coach drivers.
Several year-olds waiting for routine licence renewals say they have given up driving, fearing they could be fined if they are stopped and unable to produce a valid driving document. Overs applying for provisional licences are reporting waiting months — in some cases more than six months, while address changes are proving a nightmare, say Guardian readers, whose complaints have poured into Money this week. Anyone unable to tax their vehicle is not allowed to legally drive it. The DVLA says it is writing to the very small of affected camper van owners telling them how to proceed.
The driving licence renewal problems appear to particularly affect those without a valid passport, or an application that requires manual intervention. Minor changes to V5 ownership documents to correct mistakes are also taking months, say frustrated vehicle owners. The fact that no one answers the phone or the online chat service at the DVLA is just adding to the sense of frustration from users. Karin van Maanen is desperate to visit her elderly mother in the Netherlands but feared she would not be able to go as she sent the DVLA her passport as part of her licence renewal.
But I do need my passport. My mum is understandably getting distressed that I may not be able to visit. Just after she contacted the Guardian her passport arrived, and she is now waiting to see if her licence will arrive in time for her trip. Elin Mathers, who recently got married and changed her name, is waiting to get her documents back. I cannot change my other personal details, such as banks or mortgage details, without photo ID — which is my driving licence. Some of those affected need them to allow them to start new jobs, and are stuck in limbo as a result.
The agency was facing similar complaints in August , even before staff went on strike over their working conditions since the start of the pandemic. This week, staff walked out from Tuesday to Thursday and the PCS union is warning of months of industrial action unless the dispute is resolved. The union is calling for a reduction in the of staff expected to work from the office. The DVLA says it has taken measures to ensure the safety of workers and has followed official guidance. A DVLA spokeswoman says the online operation is unaffected. Paper applications are taking on average around six weeks to process but there may be longer delays for more complicated transactions, for example, if medical investigations are needed as part of a driving licence application.
UK driving licences have an expiry date but as long as you have sent off your renewal to the DVLA — and you have not been told by a medic, optician or the courts to stop driving for any reason , you can continue to get behind the wheel. If your passport is stuck in Swansea, you may have to get a replacement if you need to travel soon as there is currently no way to persuade the DVLA to return it.
Applications are being strictly dealt with in the order in which they were received, it says. Consumers waiting for driving licence renewals and other vehicle registration services from the DVLA want government ministers to intervene. Readers say their lives have been put on hold because of delays at the government agency.
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