If you have had a driving ban and had your license taken away, you will need to reapply for your license before you are allowed back behind the wheel.
There are two different ways to reapply depending on whether you are deemed to be a high risk or low risk offender.
I have received a D27 form. What do I do?
If you are deemed to be a non-high risk offender and have been banned from driving for any reason, the DVLA will send you a D27 form to allow you to reapply for your license. The form is sent 56 days before the end of your disqualification period. All you need to do is fill in the form provided and, in some circumstances, provide a new passport-style photograph. Your license will be reissued once your ban is over and you will be able to drive, legally, on UK roads again.
The DVLA have created a handy guide to filling it in correctly which you can get here.
When does my disqualification end?
You can check when your disqualification period ends online using the DVLA’s license checker.
I’ve not had a D27 form in the post, what do I do?
If you haven’t received your form you will need to fill in a D1. This can be ordered online via the DVLA website here.
What makes a high-risk offender?
The DVLA provide a very simple and clear list of criteria which would make a person a high-risk offender. See below:
- Those convicted of 2 drink driving offences within a 10 year period.
- Those that refuse to give samples of breath, blood or urine to the police when requested
- Those that refused to allow a sample of blood to be tested for alcohol (for example when the sample was taken whilst you were unconscious).
- Those driving with a blood alcohol reading of 200 milligrames per 100 mililitres / breath alcohol level of 87.5 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 mililitres / urine alcohol level of 267.5 milligrammes per 100 mililitres
I’ve received a form asking me to have a medical examination. What do I do?
Is some circumstances, mainly for those considered high risk, the DVLA will send a form 90 days prior to the end of your disqualification requesting you visit a DVLA approved doctor for a medical examination. The purpose is to ascertain whether you are fit to drive. The typical examination will include a questionnaire on your alcohol use and medical history, a physical examination, and blood tests. The examinations will be at your own expense and vary in costs depending on the doctor you choose.
We offer a range of insurance products for those getting back on the road after a driving ban. For more information visit convicted driver insurance