Hi i have my practical test booked on the 26th july, but ive lost my paper bit to the driving license. do you reckon i could get it in time if i ordered a new one and does anyone know how much it costs. also would it be better to say i lost both parts of the license or just the paper bit.
It is easier to lose both parts of your licence than just one part. If you need to only replace one part they normally ask you to send the other bit you still have back in, and then they send you the replacements. Whereas if you have *lost* both parts they will just send you both parts straight away.
Have a look here for information about lost licences. Looking at the costs listed here it looks like it will be £22.00.
It'll come in a few days. On the eve of my first test I realised I couldn't find mine...tore my house to pieces looking for the ****er, couldn't find it, and i had to cancel my test without a refund, was a right nightmare...anyway, send off for it now and it'll def. come before your test.
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paper licence for a photocard licence (including removing expired endorsements)
doesnt that mean its only £10 if i say ive lost justt the paper bit though?
Short answer -no.
Essentially, there used to be only one part to a UK driving license, it was a piece of paper which AFAIK had no picture of you. Anyway, the DVLA changed the system quite a long time ago so that there are now two parts to a UK drivers license; the photocard -which is acceptable as ID, and the 'paper counterpart' which is what it sounds to me like you have lost; the paper counterpart is not the same as the paper license, as the paper counterpart is only one part of the license. So, as you can see from the "paper license for a photocard" means switching the old paper license for a new photocard and counterpart license. To do that, you'd need to have the old style paper license, and submit that to Swansea to be checked and a new license would be issued.
It is quicker to tell them you've lost both the paper counterpart and the photocard as they will then be able to immediately issue both again, as if you told them you had the photocard but not the paper counterpart, they would ask you to post them the photocard (at your expense), then when they received that, they would re-issue the counterpart and post them both back to you, taking about 4 working days longer than if you told them you'd lost both parts. I don't know if it is more expensive to do it this way though. The website with all the answers is; http://www.direct.gov.uk/motoring/