DVLA Provisional license application stuck at a waiting application form?

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Caleblaw
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I applied for my provisional license at the start of June, it’s now been about 5 weeks since I sent my application form off with my identification documents.
I applied online but don’t have a passport so I needed to send some more information.

On the dvla website where I can track my applications progress it’s stuck at awaiting application form, I sent it special delivery so I have the signature and last name of the person who signed it.

I understand COVID may cause delays but 5 weeks and counting? It doesn’t seem right.

Is anyone else having/had this problem if so what should I do about it?

There is no way I can contact dvla either all there ways of contacting them have been temporarily stopped.
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Most of the DVLA are working from home, there is also a backlog that they are prioritising so delays are to be expected
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Most of the DVLA are working from home, there is also a backlog that they are prioritising so delays are to be expected
Thanks but how much longer do you think I will have to wait?
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Thanks but how much longer do you think I will have to wait?
Absolutely no idea. Current civil service advice for office workers is they may be able to work from home for the next 12 months
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Absolutely no idea. Current civil service advice for office workers is they may be able to work from home for the next 12 months
Ok thanks anyway
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I sent my provisional off in return for my full license 11 weeks ago now (May 4th), and I can't trace it.
Has anyone else's taken this long? I can't get through to contact them either.
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Thanks but how much longer do you think I will have to wait?
I applied for the provisional driving licence on 13 June, I received the form on 18 June, I sent it the following day and after 5 week I'll receive the licence, hopefully by the end of this week.
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Applied for provisional the day they were open again, so early June I think but can’t remember date. Licence received on 11/7. Not sure if they’re prioritising birthdays but birthday was 11/7 so was able to get in a car on 17th birthday. System said awaiting application for ages then changed and received licence 2 days later. Hope that helps.
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I sent of mine along with my passport end of March and only just got it back in June. So it took just over 2 months.
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Most admin and caseworkers will be working from home so there's naturally a delay fellas.

Give it a bit of time
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(Original post by fatimaknt)
I applied for the provisional driving licence on 13 June, I received the form on 18 June, I sent it the following day and after 5 week I'll receive the licence, hopefully by the end of this week.
Did you receive yours?
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I sent mine off on the 15th of June and still not heard anything. Its been over 8 weeks!! I've called them multiple times but they weren't helpful at all and couldn't tell me anything, do you think I should cancel and try again?
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Hey, l got the same problem here, l thought l was the only one have you got ur provisional license back yet?
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Nice information.
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Caleblaw
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I still haven’t received my license and I am now more desperate then before because I need my identification documents for College starting in September been just over 12 weeks now
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I applied for my provisional in the beginning of july and the tracking system on their website says its still awaiting my response form which i sent over 3 weeks ago.
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Hi guys, I applied on the 30th june and sent my docs on the 6th july and the tracking thing changed on saturday so i should be receiving it this week
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(Original post by 56789fghj)
Did you receive yours?
yes, the day after i wrote the post
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How do you check application progress? I went onto DVLA but had to sign in with my license number to see progress but as I don't have my license yet, I can't.
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(Original post by Christophe97)
How do you check application progress? I went onto DVLA but had to sign in with my license number to see progress but as I don't have my license yet, I can't.
when you applied for the provisional license, you should have received an email from DVLA with your reference number and the link of the website
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