How long have you been driving?
Have you held a Jersey driving licence since at least 1994?
If so, you could be one of the 30,000 in Jersey whose driving licence is due to expire between October 2018 and February 2019.
This "bulk renewal" is a remnant from when all driving licences expired at the same date. It happens every 10 years and still affects 1 in 3 of us who hold a Jersey driving licence.
The expiry date is shown in column 11 on the reverse of the licence. Do check the date for each category of vehicle as the dates may vary.
All applications will be dealt with in the date order received. You can only apply to renew your driving licence in the 3 months before the expiry date.
To avoid a delay in receiving your new licence, we recommend you apply as follows –
Licence expiry date Submit your application to renew
Expiry in January 1-9, 2019 Renew in October 1-15, 2018
Expiry in January 10-16, 2019 Renew in October 16-30, 2018
Expiry in January 17-25, 2019 Renew in November 1-15, 2018
Expiry in January 26-31, 2019 Renew in November 16-30, 2018
Expiry in February 2019 Renew in December - February 2019
Applications can be made online through the parish websites (parish.gov.je 'Do It Online')https://services.parish.gov.je/DrivingLicence/Entry/Renew or by completing the paper application form available from your Parish Hall.
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)
- 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)
So, make a note on your calendar and submit your application in good time to avoid a delay in the issue of your new licence.
Remember that you must not drive if your licence has expired. Your vehicle insurance may also be invalid if you drive on an expired licence.