Driving Licences: Internet

(asked on 23rd February 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to resolve the interface issues between the DVLA and Her Majesty’s Passport Office which is preventing driving licences being renewed online for applicants without a digital passport signature, as detailed in the DVLA's letter to the hon. member for Glenrothes of 17 February 2021.


Answered by
Rachel Maclean Portrait
Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
This question was answered on 1st March 2021

Since 2017, Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) changed its processes so that the passport holder’s’ signature is no longer collected when a passport application is made. Where digital signatures are already held by HMPO, the customer will be able to continue with the online driving licence application process.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is currently developing a new system which will allow customers to upload their own signatures. This is due to be launched later this year.

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