Points removing - fee?

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Hi all, I can't seem to find the info online - does anyone know what the cost is now to get points removed?

I have two markers on my license that were given to me back in 2005. A total of 6 points (Oddly one has zero points, the other has 6), and they both were only valid for the standard 4 years so are fine to come off now - just hasn't gotten round to it yet.

I understand I need a D1, but have no idea what impact it's going to have on my wallet...
 

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Hi,I presume if your licence was say......lost or damaged, it would have to be replaced. As the points are spent I would imagine the new one would not include them?. Cost of a new licence being £20.
 
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Cheers folks, I can live with £20 :D I always thought (stupidly believed the myths) it was something like £xx per point, or a lot more than just £20. I'm a happy camper now!
 

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I just 'move house' ;) to my mums and then 'move' back a few weeks later as changes of address are free :D
 

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Cheers folks, I can live with £20 :D I always thought (stupidly believed the myths) it was something like £xx per point, or a lot more than just £20. I'm a happy camper now!
If I'm not mistaken you'll need to get a photo as new licences are the new type which have to be renewed every 10 years. I don't think there's a choice anymore of photo or not.
 

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I just 'move house' ;) to my mums and then 'move' back a few weeks later as changes of address are free :D
I did that once ( not the moving then moving back bit ) when genuinely moving house I enclosed a note asking for expired points to be removed at the same time , and they were - at no charge .

It has been suggested elsewhere that expired points will be removed automatically if a new licence is issued for any other reason such as change of address .
 

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I did that once ( not the moving then moving back bit ) when genuinely moving house I enclosed a note asking for expired points to be removed at the same time , and they were - at no charge .

It has been suggested elsewhere that expired points will be removed automatically if a new licence is issued for any other reason such as change of address .

This actually makes sense. There is no earthly reason why expired points should show an a newly-issued license, regardless of the reason for issuing it.

Asking for a new license to be issued just for the sake of removing the expired points will understandably attract an administration fee, but if a new license is being issued anyway due to another (legitimate) reason then the expired points should just be removed.
 

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I have to renew my licence every three years and can confirm that expired points are automatically removed when the licence is renewed.
I now have a sparkly clean licence once again:D

Also, all new style licences need to be renewed with a new up to date picture every ten years and you will automatically be fined for not doing so.

A nice little earner for the DVLA !!
 

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And if you do not do so within 12 months then your licence is no longer valid which means doing the driving test again - apparently.
 

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Debatable - and yet to be proven in a test case .

There is an ongoing thread over on Pistonheads where several in the legal profession have opined that since the paper counterfoil quotes date of expiry as the holder's 65th birthday , that driving entitlement runs up to that date , regardless that the photo ID part may have lapsed .
 

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And if you do not do so within 12 months then your licence is no longer valid which means doing the driving test again - apparently.
Your licence will be suspended if you don't update within 12 months. You WILL NOT have to resist your test.
 

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From what I have read , the validity of your photocard ID will be suspended , but your entitlement to drive cannot be .
 

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If I'm not mistaken you'll need to get a photo as new licences are the new type which have to be renewed every 10 years. I don't think there's a choice anymore of photo or not.

Back to topic, if you have had your passport renewed recently (within a year or two, I think) then you can get your licence renewed online paying by card, as they will use the passport photo. Got mine back within a week when I did this. Then you have to send the old licence and counterpart back to the DVLA when the new one has been received
 

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