The parish has renewed many driving licences in the last 3 months but there are still a number of drivers who seem to be leaving it to the last minute before renewing. We would urge those who haven't yet checked the expiry date on their driving licence to do so now.
The quickest way to renew is by using the online service which works on your smartphone, tablet or computer - and you can take your photo with its camera. We've had some great feedback and Parishioners say it's quick and really easy to use.
Paper application forms are also available from parish halls but a printed photograph will be required."
The Parish are dealing with applications in the date order received but, to avoid a delay, applications can be made up to 3 months before the licence expires.
"The Chefs de Police have been informed that over 1,500 driving licences have already expired this month and have not yet been renewed.
The Honorary Police carry out regular road checks and we will be checking that drivers hold a valid licence as well as for defects on vehicles and that a current WID is displayed.
Drivers should check before they get behind the wheel and if their licence has already expired our advice is do not drive but apply immediately for a new licence. It may be inconvenient not to drive for a short period whilst waiting for your new licence to arrive but that is minor compared to having to attend Court and paying a fine."
Last year the Magistrate, Bridget Shaw, reminded motorists that fines for driving with expired documents start at £300 and can also lead to a driving ban. If your licence has expired your vehicle insurance may be invalid and this is also an offence; the maximum penalty for each offence is £10,000.
1. Online applications can be made at https://parish.gov.je/Pages/Do-It-Online.aspx You will need the following to make an application –
- One photograph taken in the last 6 months which meets the criteria (as with a passport style); this can be taken using your tablet or smartphone
- Payment of £50 for a 10-year licence
- If your name has changed since your last licence was issued (for example marriage, etc.) then you must submit the relevant documents (in this case a marriage certificate)
2. Paper application forms are available from parish halls but require a printed photograph.
3. There are almost 7,000 licences expiring January to March 2019 which have still to be renewed. Anyone holding a Jersey driving licence can check the expiry date which is shown in column 11 on the reverse of the licence. There may be different expiry dates for each category of vehicle so each category should be checked.
4. To avoid a delay in receiving your new licence, we recommend you apply early. Applications may be made up to 3 months before the driving licence expires. Licences expiring up to mid-April 2019 can be renewed now.