DVLA Warning To Over 70s About Unofficial Websites
The DVLA has sent a warning to over 70s about unofficial websites charging a hefty premium for their services.
These websites are charging a handling fee of up to £81 and the DVLA says they are NOT official websites, or in any way affiliated to them.
Over 70s are being enticed onto these websites, that often have been optimised to appear high-up in Google search results and they are then charged a premium to have their details processed and license renewed for them.
The process will not be any quicker, as these third-party websites are merely taking the users details and then passing them on to the DVLA.
The DVLA says they received information from 803 over 70s who parted with money to renew their license through one of these unofficial websites.
When a driver hits the age of 70, they must renew their license every three years. The DVLA will send a reminder 90 days before to renew and over 70s are advised to only use the official GOV.UK website. The service is free and drivers will receive their new license within 5 working days in most cases.
The official DVLA web page for over 70s to renew their driving license can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/renew-driving-licence-at-70