How long does it take to receive your Full Driving Licence?

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I passed my test on Monday and I have been using my provisional licence as ID.

I'm currently without suitable ID (I don't want to take my Passport out). How long did it take for you guys to receive your full driving licences in the post after passing your test?
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Mine took about three months. (and three months after that another one appeared strangely)

I think they normally appear in about two or three weeks.
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Wow. Three months seems a long time.
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Wow. Three months seems a long time.
Yeah, the second one arriving makes me think there was some kind of postal muck up with it.

My guess is the first one disappeared, the post office told the DVLA it had vanished by some strange black magic, they sent another, then three months later the one they sent first finally hit the mat.
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Mine arrived in 1 week 5 days
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It's meant to be no longer than three weeks, I phoned up after 3 weeks and a day, they said it had been sent out on last day of the third week, and it arrived the next morning.
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(Original post by Frazmand)
I passed my test on Monday and I have been using my provisional licence as ID.

I'm currently without suitable ID (I don't want to take my Passport out). How long did it take for you guys to receive your full driving licences in the post after passing your test?
Mine came the week after I passed.
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I passed my test last monday.. And i cnt get my car until mine comes cuz they have to bloody photocopy it!!

Its so annoying
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Mine came pretty quickly, I think it was a week.
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dammit! I passed yesterday and wanted to have mine for ID on Friday
Don't want to use my passport!!! The picture is absolutely tragic!!!
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If I pass my test on Friday I dont know what Im gonna use as ID! My passport is out of date and the picture is from when I was 12 anyway!
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It shoudnt take longer than about 10 days
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84 days and still waiting
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(Original post by BabyGirl92)
If I pass my test on Friday I dont know what Im gonna use as ID! My passport is out of date and the picture is from when I was 12 anyway!
Baby girl I like you
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I passed yesterday and my license isnt showing on database doe anyone know how lomg it takes to go up on the system.
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(Original post by pengskunk1)
I passed yesterday and my license isnt showing on database doe anyone know how lomg it takes to go up on the system.
Pre Covid, it usually takes 2 weeks, but due to current circumstances, probably longer. It gets updated once they send your full licence out to you.

You can still drive whilst you are waiting for your full licence, you just need to keep your pass certificate on you.
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I passed yesterday and my license isnt showing on database doe anyone know how lomg it takes to go up on the system.
It will take about 7 working days to arrive, but longer for the system to process
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It will take about 7 working days to arrive, but longer for the system to process
Hello is this 7 working days to receive your license in the post?
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(Original post by Zoe__)
Hello is this 7 working days to receive your license in the post?
On average, but it shouldn't take more than 28
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