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Is it quicker to get a duplicate driving licence or a passport?

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ViciousSquirrelSpotter Thu 21-Jun-07 12:38:05

Can't find counterpart driving licence, passport has run out. Need one or the other for ID. Which is quicker to get, anyone know?

whomovedmychocolate Thu 21-Jun-07 12:39:29

Driving licence - definitely. I got mine in three days!

ViciousSquirrelSpotter Thu 21-Jun-07 12:41:18

OK, am on the case, thanks

lemonaid Thu 21-Jun-07 12:42:40

If you say you've lost both bits of the driving licence (not just the counterpart) then you can phone up and get a replacement over the phone and it arrives very quickly. Getting just the counterpart replaced is more tricky (or was a few years back) but still quicker than a passport.

whomovedmychocolate Thu 21-Jun-07 12:43:16

Costs £20 though doing that. If you get the form from the DVLA website and send it, it's free for the counterpart bit.

lemonaid Thu 21-Jun-07 12:50:46

Just depends whether time or money is more important (not sure quite how quickly the squirrely one needs the ID and whether a couple of days will make a difference).

ViciousSquirrelSpotter Thu 21-Jun-07 14:06:22

Definitely time atm

Will check the DVLA site

Don't really want to get a passport done atm because I want to look less fat - they last for 10 years and I don't want the photo to haunt me!

Bouquetsofdynomite Thu 21-Jun-07 15:14:46

Yes it was a lot cheaper and quicker to get both bits of driving licence replaced for me when I lost the paper bit. Weird.

ViciousSquirrelSpotter Thu 21-Jun-07 15:15:51

dammit, that means I'll have to get a new photograph for my licence.

Bouquetsofdynomite Thu 21-Jun-07 15:26:13

No, they print out a duplicate picture on the new card from their records.

ViciousSquirrelSpotter Thu 21-Jun-07 15:37:34

Oh good.

So I should ask them to replace both then, not just the counterpart? That's quicker is it? But more expensive?

lemonaid Thu 21-Jun-07 16:19:28

Yes, quicker but more expensive. You have to say that you've lost both bits, too -- just fancying replacing both anyway cuts no mustard.

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