I'm already holding a valid UK Driving License which need to be renewed on 23 June as I'm only renewing an existing valid driving license which is totally different from applying for a new driving license. The legal technical aspect of the renewal of an existing valid UK license and the application for a new driving license are totally different matter which need to be investigated further. With due respect to you kindly enlighten me with your legal expertise in the legal differences as I'm not completely in agreement with your legal interpretation of the need for proof of UK residence for the renewal of an existing valid UK driving license.
Your early response will be greatly appreciate.
Sim Nget Seer
OK. Good luck then. Opting out.
I have been asked to look atthis for you.
I looked at my colleaguesanswer and can only agree with it.
Whilst you may not agree withher answer, and it does correspond with what you are being told by DVLA.
The fact remains that youhave to be a UK resident to get a UK driving licence and whilst I accept thatyou have been a UK resident for the last 20 years in the DVLA's eyes that doesnot necessarily mean that you are not illegally here in the UK.
Proving identification doesnot prove that you are allowed to live here.
I can also tell you thatunless you get the necessary stamp in your passport your remedy is via judicialreview which could take at least 12 months and more likely two years. You couldof course make a formal complaint but from past experience, you might as wellsave yourself the stamp.
I also accept that this is arenewal but the DVLA have really tightened their procedures up in the last fewyears and the chances are that you applied for a driving licence today usingthe information you provided 20 years ago, you would not get it.
There is simply not a magicsolution to your problem.
I'm sorry, I appreciate thatthis is not the answer you wanted but there is no point in me misleading you.