Martin Lewis issues warning for driving licence scams
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Drivers have reported waiting for extended periods of time to hear back from the Government agency regarding their driving licence status. The DVLA is warning drivers to expect delays of up to 10 weeks for paper driving licence applications.
It says online services are running as usual, with drivers being advised to apply on its website rather than with a paper application.
Currently, paper applications for driving licence renewals are being processed as of September 2, a wait of more than 10 weeks.
Other applications have a similar waiting time, including a driving licence renewal for those over 70 and drivers looking to change their name or address on their licence.
As a result of the delays, drivers have vented their frustrations on social media questioning the DVLA why their applications are taking so long to be dealt with.
Twitter user Jonathan Chidwick said: “I have been waiting nearly three months for my new driving licence.
“I have tried to email and ring you, emailing gets a stupid automated response.
“And when I call, your lines are always ‘busy’.
“Your webchat isn’t very helpful either.
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“I need my new licence urgently.”
Another frustrated driver, Yazmin-Dole, tweeted: “I have now been waiting 17 weeks for my driving license renewal.
“Any idea what’s happening?
“Continuously tries calling and can’t get through. Emails are pointless as unwilling to help.
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