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Dual Driver Licence - RENEWAL APPLICATIONS

Information for Driver RENEWAL applications only

DVLA LICENCE

As you should already be aware, it is an offence for which the maximum penalty is a £1000 fine, not to have your current name and address displayed on your DVLA driving licence.

If your DVLA licence shows an incorrect name or address you should apply to the DVLA immediately to have the details changed.  Any delay on your part may jeopardise the issue or continuity of your hackney carriage and private hire driver's licence.

DVLA licences not displaying current name and address details will also not be accepted in support of the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Application.

DBS ADVICE

Ensure when completing your DBS application form

  • ONLY USE BLACK,
  • DO NOT USE CORRECTION FLUID
  • Ensure ALL questions highlighted in yellow are answered.

A FULL 5 YEAR residential status is ESSENTIALto complete the DBS form. If you do not provide this the DBS will not be able to process the request and this may delay your renewal application.

DBS-DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE TRACKING FACILITY

The Disclosure & Barring Service have advised that you are now able to track the progress of your DBS Application on-line at www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service

To do this you will need the Disclosure Application Form reference number (which is situated on the top right hand side of the form) and the applicant's date of birth.


DBS advice for proving your identity

DBS  Application Form - Proving your identity

Route One -One photographic identity document and any change of name needs the appropriate supporting documentation i.e. marriage certificate, deed poll etc, plus one document confirming current address.

Can applicant produce Group 1 documents? - Yes, 3 documents must be seen.

  •  1 document from Group 1
  •  2 further documents from Group 1 or 2, one must verify current address.

List of Valid Identity Documents

Group 1 - Primary Trusted Identity Credentials

  • Current valid Passport - UK or EEA;  (Or, Non-EEA in combination with a Biometric Residence Permit or current Work   Permit/Visa)
  • Biometric Residence Permit (UK)
  • Current Driving Licence (UK) (Full or Provisional) Isle of Man/Channel Islands;
  • Photo card version (only valid with associated counterpart, except Jersey)
  • Birth Certificate (UK & Channel Islands) - issued at time of birth;
  • (Full or short form acceptable including those issued by UK authorities overseas, such as Embassies, High Commissions & HM Forces)
  • Adoption Certificate

Group 2a - Trusted Government /State Issued Documents

  • Current valid Passport (UK, EEA or Non-EEA)
  • Current UK Driving Licence (Photo card or old style paper version)
  • Biometric Residence Permit (UK)
  • Birth Certificate (UK & Channel Islands) - issued after time of birth.
  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate (UK & Channel Islands) issued 12 months of DOB.
  • Marriage/Civil Partnership Certificate (UK)
  • Adoption Certificate (UK)
  • HM Forces ID Card (UK)
  • Fire Arms Licence (UK)

Group 2b - Financial/Social History Documents (must be less than 3 months old)

  • Mortgage Statement (UK)
  • Bank/Building Society Statement (UK)* or letter of confirmation opening an account.
  • Credit Card Statement (UK)
  • Financial Statement - e.g. pension, endowment, ISA (UK)
  • P45/P60 Statement (UK & Channel Islands)
  • Council Tax Statement (UK & Channel Islands)
  • Work Permit/Visa (UK) (UK Residence Permit)
  • Utility Bill - not mobile telephone (UK)
  • Benefit Statement - e.g. Child Allowance, Pension.
  • EU National ID Card
  • Cards carrying the Pass accreditation logo (UK)
  • A document from Central/Local Government/Government Agency/ Local Authority - giving entitlement i.e. Department for Work & Pensions, Employment Service, Customs & Revenue, Job Centre, Job Centre Plus, Social Security (UK & Channel Islands)

IMPORTANT DBS CERTIFICATE INFORMATION

DBS Certificate

The DBS certificate will be sent only to you the applicant.  The Council does not receive a copy of the DBS certificate.  When you receive your DBS certificate please contact Licensing Services on 02380 285505 to arrange for us to view the original document.

UPDATE SERVICE

If you have registered with the DBS Update service we will require sight of your current Disclosure & Barring Service certificate and your written permission allowing Licensing Services of New Forest District Council to check the status of your certificate. 

Please sign the consent declaration at the end of the renewal application form.

Apply online it's quick and easy

  • No need to re-apply if you need multiple checks within the same workforce, where the same level and type of check is required. 
  • Keep your certificate up to date for only £13 per year.
  • You can even renew annually.

Don't miss out

  • Join at the earliest opportunity - register when you apply for DBS check
  • If you wait until after you have received your certificate you have  19 Calendar days from the date it was issued. 

Here's how

  • Note your application form number this can be found in the top right hand corner of the form: 

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

  • Use the application form number to join the Update Service at www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
     
  • You can also use it to track the progress of your DBS check application at www.gov.uk/dbs
     
  • when you register, note your Update Service ID number and keep it safe

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  • You can also use your application form  number to track the progress of your DBS check application  at www.gov.uk/dbs

Before answering question e55 on the DBS application form follow these simple steps

Do you need to answer 'yes' to question e55?

If you have criminal convictions, read the criminal conviction filtering guidance at www.gov.uk/government/collections/dbs-filtering-guidance before answering question e55

Make sure you understand what e55 is asking and that you're sure of how to answer the question

Be sure you're not sharing information about your criminal information that you're not required to

Check the list of offences that will be filtered so you're informed about whether to disclose your criminal information

Why is it important to read this guidance?

On 29 May 2013 legislation came into force that allows certain old and minor convictions to no longer be subject to disclosure - you need to understand how this affects you and whether you need to disclose your criminal information.

Certain old and minor convictions will be filtered out and no longer disclosed on a certificate.

All cautions and convictions for specified serious violent and sexual offences, and other specified offences concerned with safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, will remain subject to disclosure.

To be sure of how this affects you, make sure you read the DBS filtering guidance before answering question e55 on the application form.

Visit our website www.gov.uk/dbs and search for our filtering guidance.

RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK

All new and renewal applicants are required to submit documents to ensure that they have the initial and continuing Right to Work in the UK.

Evidence of Right to Work in UK

Your right to work in the UK will be checked as part of your licence application. You must therefore provide a document or document combination that is stipulated in the following lists, as being suitable for this check. This will most commonly be your passport or biometric residence permit.

The original document must be checked in your presence. The document(s) will be copied and the copy retained by the licensing authority. The original document will be returned to you.

Your application will not be considered valid until all the necessary information and original document(s) have been produced. Right to work checks could include the licensing service checking your immigration status with the Home Office. We may otherwise share information with the Home Office.

Lists of acceptable documents for 'right to a licence' checks

List A

A passport showing the holder is a British citizen or a citizen of the UK and Colonies having the right of abode in the UK.

A passport or national identity card showing the holder is a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.

A Registration Certificate or Document Certifying Permanent Residence issued by the Home Office to a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.

A Permanent Residence Card issued by the Home Office to the family member of a national a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.

A current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to the holder indicating that the person named is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK, or has no time limit on their stay in the UK.

A current passport endorsed to show that the holder is exempt from immigration control, is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK, has the right of abode in the UK, or has no time limit on their stay in the UK.

A current Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the named person is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK or has no time limit on their stay in the UK, together withan official document giving the person's permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.

A full birth or adoption certificate issued in the UK which includes the name(s) of at least one of the holder's parents or adoptive parents, together withan official document giving the person's permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.

A birth or adoption certificate issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Ireland, together withan official document giving the person's permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.

A certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British citizen, together withan official document giving the person's permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.

List B

Providing documents from this list will be suitable for a person who has a temporary right to be in the UK. 

If there are restrictions on the length of time you may work in the UK, your licence will not be issued for any longer than this period. In such circumstances the check will be repeated each time you apply to renew or extend your licence, If, during this period, you are disqualified from holding a licence because you have not complied with the UK's immigration laws, your licence will lapse and you must return it to the licensing authority. Failure to do so is a criminal offence.

A current passport endorsed to show that the holder is allowed to stay in the UK and is currently allowed to do the type of work in question.

A current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to the holder which indicates that the named person can currently stay in the UK and is allowed to do the work in question.

A current Residence Card (including an Accession Residence Card or a Derivative

Residence Card) issued by the Home Office to a non-European Economic Area national who is a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland or who has a derivative right of residence.

A current Immigration Status Document containing a photograph issued by the Home Office to the holder with a valid endorsement indicating that the named person may stay in the UK, and is allowed to do the type of work in question, together with an official document giving the person's permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.

A Certificate of Application issued by the Home Office under regulation 17(3) or 18A (2) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, to a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland stating that the holder is permitted to take employment which is less than 6 months old together with Verification from the Home Office Evidence and Enquiry Unit. The licence may be granted for six months from the date of the Certificate of Application.

A Verification issued by the Home Office Evidence and Enquiry Unit to you, which indicates that the named person may stay in the UK because they have an in time application, appeal or administrative review and which is outstanding. The licence may be issued for six months from the date of the licence decision.

Croatian nationals should enquire with the Licensing service as specific rules apply.

PHOTOGRAPH

To ensure that we have an up to date photograph for your driver's badge please  photograph must accompany your renewal application, which must be:-

  • In colour and of passport style and size (size of image 45 mm x35mm)
  • Taken recently and be a true likeness, showing the full face, with no hat, helmet or sunglasses, although you may wear everyday glasses
  • Taken against a plain and evenly lit background

MEDICALS

If you have been sent a medical form this means that you must pass the Group 2 medical before your licence can be renewed.

This section applies to existing drivers who provide a current PCV or LGV licence to satisfy the Council's medical fitness requirements.  If you are applying to the DVLA to extend your PCV or LGV entitlement, at the same time as you submit the DVLA medical to them you should also provide the Council with a copy of the DVLA medical.  Once the DVLA have extended the PCV or LGV entitlement date on your DVLA licence the photocard and paper part of the licence must be provided to the Council so that our records can be updated.

REMINDER NOTES

  • Any driver holding a New Forest District Council dual driver licence may only drive vehicles which are also licensed by NFDC.
  • An NFDC licensed driver cannot take private hire bookings unless he/she is also an NFDC licensed operator.
  • An NFDC licensed driver can only take private hire work from a NFDC licensed operator.  It is illegal to do otherwise
  • Applicants applying for a new Hackney Carriage plate should be aware that all new applications for Hackney Carriage vehicles must be wheelchair accessible.
  • An NFDC licensed driver driving a hackney carriage may only wait on Taxi Ranks within the New Forest District Council area.
  • An NFDC licensed driver driving a hackney carriage may only be hailed in the street within the New Forest District area.

Seatbelts

Drivers of hackney carriages

If you are the driver of a Hackney Carriage which is being used for seeking hire, or answering a call for hire, or carrying a passenger for hire, you will only be exempt if you display the plate showing your vehicle is licensed as a Hackney Carriage.

Drivers of private hire vehicles

If you are the driver of a Private Hire car vehicle which is being used to carry a passenger for hire, you will only be exempt if you display or carry the plate showing that your vehicle is licensed as a Private Hire car vehicle.

 

Front seat

Rear seat

Who is responsible

Driver

Seat belt must be worn if fitted

 

Driver

Child under 3 years of age

Correct child restraint must be used

Correct child restraint must be used. If one is not available in a taxi, may travel unrestrained

Driver

Child from 3rd birthday up to 135cms in height (approx 4'5") (or 12th birthday, whichever they reach first)

Correct child restraint must be used

Correct child restraint must be used where seat belts fitted. Must use adult belt in rear seat if correct child restraint not available:

- in a taxi/private hire vehicle; or
- for a short distance in an unexpected necessity; or
- if two occupied child restraints prevent fitting of a third

Driver

Child 12 or 13, or over 135cms (approx 4ft 5ins) in height

Adult seat belt must be worn if available

Adult seat belt must be worn if available

Driver

Adult passengers

Seat belt must be worn if available

Seat belt must be worn if available

Passenger

 For more information go to: www.gov.uk/seat-belts-law

CHECKLIST for RENEWAL applications only

Have you included the following?

1.     Application Form

2.    DBS Application Form & supporting documents (if required) or permission to access

       the update service where registered (see below)

3.    Your DVLA Driving Licence

4.    DVLA Mandate

5.    Passport Photograph

6.    Medical assessment form signed by your doctor (if required)

7.    Driving Assessment (if required)

8.    The correct fee

Updated: 29 Mar 2019
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