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You’ll get a decision by letter. Your application may need further information from a healthcare professional, depending on your condition.
- contact your doctor or consultant
- arrange for you to be examined
- ask you to take a driving assessment, or an eyesight or driving test
Your application may take longer than usual if it needs to be referred to a doctor (unless you’re applying for a bus or lorry licence).
You can usually keep driving while DVLA are considering your application.
If you’ve told DVLA about a condition when applying to renew your licence, follow the guidance about driving that’s in the form.
Contact DVLA if you need advice or to check on your case.
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