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Postby ScoobyDoes » Tue, 22 Jan 2013 4:27 pm

martincymru wrote:Scooby you can use any UK address you like as long as it is your residential address. I think you have missed the point to ask this though. Forgive me.
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Obviously I know any address would do but my point was, do you (still) own, or does your family (still) own the property that was used to register your driving licence? If there is no change and you would be returning to that address when, as you said, you would return to the UK, then just stick with it regardless of where you are.
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Postby martincymru » Tue, 22 Jan 2013 4:33 pm

JR8 wrote:
martincymru wrote: " Not correct. Need photocard and paper; both to be non expired " .


So, you're no longer saying the above?


No JR8. Paper is "valid" irrespective of whether you have a photocard. But you are driving illegally and will compromise your insurance and possibly create other serious issues if your photocard has expired.

Let's not get into long debate about the term "validity". Suffice to say you need both unless you have the old paper form and have not yet had reason (but you soon will in all probability) to contact DVLA. Facts are that 30m plus have already got photocards so you are now a fast vanishing species.

Furthermore the UK govt may soon make the photocard compulsary so that will mean a .gov ID similar to Singpass in Sg. (Hence my point in previous posting).

You see, it's a kind of tightening loop/noose which will eventually grap all UK citizens. That's the way I see it anyway.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 22 Jan 2013 5:11 pm

martincymru wrote:
JR8 wrote:
martincymru wrote: " Not correct. Need photocard and paper; both to be non expired " .


So, you're no longer saying the above?


No JR8. Paper is "valid" irrespective of whether you have a photocard. But you are driving illegally and will compromise your insurance and possibly create other serious issues if your photocard has expired.

Let's not get into long debate about the term "validity". Suffice to say you need both unless you have the old paper form and have not yet had reason (but you soon will in all probability) to contact DVLA. Facts are that 30m plus have already got photocards so you are now a fast vanishing species.

Furthermore the UK govt may soon make the photocard compulsary so that will mean a .gov ID similar to Singpass in Sg. (Hence my point in previous posting).

You see, it's a kind of tightening loop/noose which will eventually grap all UK citizens. That's the way I see it anyway.



From what you’re saying it sounds like an ID card via the back-door!?

Anyway, thanks for clarifying. I’ve never had to contact DVLA in 30-odd years, so if I continue in the same vein then that you see out my driving career quite comfortably.

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Postby martincymru » Wed, 23 Jan 2013 8:24 am

JR8 wrote:
martincymru wrote:
JR8 wrote:
martincymru wrote: " Not correct. Need photocard and paper; both to be non expired " .


So, you're no longer saying the above?


No JR8. Paper is "valid" irrespective of whether you have a photocard. But you are driving illegally and will compromise your insurance and possibly create other serious issues if your photocard has expired.

Let's not get into long debate about the term "validity". Suffice to say you need both unless you have the old paper form and have not yet had reason (but you soon will in all probability) to contact DVLA. Facts are that 30m plus have already got photocards so you are now a fast vanishing species.

Furthermore the UK govt may soon make the photocard compulsary so that will mean a .gov ID similar to Singpass in Sg. (Hence my point in previous posting).

You see, it's a kind of tightening loop/noose which will eventually grap all UK citizens. That's the way I see it anyway.



From what you’re saying it sounds like an ID card via the back-door!?

Anyway, thanks for clarifying. I’ve never had to contact DVLA in 30-odd years, so if I continue in the same vein then that you see out my driving career quite comfortably.


Yes, it's an ID via the back door. Civil liberty groups are outraged.
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If you have never contacted the DVLA in 30 years then it means you have stayed at same residence address in UK for 30 years. Don't wish to pry into your affaires but if you have not told DVLA of relevant "Changes" then you are breaking the law. Just a thought for you and all UK expats that wish to drive in UK using a UK driving licence.


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