How to apply, renew, update or exchange - UK HGV Driving Licence, CPC (DQC) card and Digital Tachograph Card
Would you like to exchange, update, renew or apply for UK HGV driving licence? We have provided all information here for you. You will also find information about CPC (DQC) card and Digital Tachograph card.
All links provided here will take you directly to official GOV.UK website.
Uk Driving Licence
1. How to apply for a provisional lorry or bus licence
Order forms D2 and D4 from DVLA.
2. How to renew or change a lorry or bus licence if you are under 45
DVLA should send you an ”application for renewal of lorry and bus entitlement” form 56 days before your driving licence expires.
3. How to renew or change a lorry or bus licence if you are 45 or over
Before your licence runs out, DVLA will send you an ‘application for renewal of lorry and bus entitlement’ form (D47P).
4. How to exchange a foreign driving licence.
Find out how to exchange your non-British driving licence for a British licence.
5. How to change the address on your driving licence online or by post.
The process is different depending on whether you have a photo card or paper driving licence if you want to change your address on your licence by post.
For more information how to change your driving licence by post visit gov.uk here.
Driver CPC card - also called ''driver qualification card'' (DQC)
After completing 35 hours of periodic training you’ll get your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) card. This card is also called a ‘driver qualification card’ (DQC) card.
When driving lorry, coach or bus professionally you must have this card with you. If you are found driving without your CPC card you can get £50 fixed penalty.
1.How to get your Driver CPC card.
- When you’ll be sent your card and how the card is sent to you
What to do while you are waiting for your card
Has your card not arrived yet?
2. How to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Driver CPC card.
If your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) card has been damaged, stolen or you lost it you must replace it.
3. If You have a CPC card from another country.
If you have a CPC (DQC) card from another country, there are 2 ways to get a (GB) Driver Certificate of Professional Competence – (CPC) card.
Digital Tachograph Driver Card
To get a digital tachograph driver card in UK you need to apply for it at DVLA. DVLA is a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. It is an organisation of the UK government and is responsible for maintaining database of drivers and vehicles in United Kingdom.