It's just a plain old letter on A4 paper saying you are legally entitled to drive from a given date. Sound like a ball ache with your license - hope it cimes through soon for you.
hello sillytoo,my ban was up 26 july and im also still waiting.Still no driving licence and it is now over a month since my ban ended on 21st of July. To say that I'm pissed off would be an understatement of the year. Got the cover note though and I had to laugh. You were right Gutted to say it's just an A4 page. You should have added that it's also full if crap. It starts with "Thank you for your application...blah blah blah....Your disqualification ends on .....". Well, in my case DVLA haven't even bothered to fill in the date. Should I fill it in myself by hand? Can I also draw a smiley? Or perhaps an angry face would be more appropariate?
The letter also states: The law allows you to drive while your application is being dealt with, provided that:
I just haven't got a clue why this is taking so long and how much longer will I need to wait. I was told on the 5 August that it would take about 3-4 weeks from then; 3 weeks have now passed and nothing. I wonder if there is anywhere I could officially complain about the delays and the way my case is being handled clearly through no fault of mine as all the tests and appointments were booked in good time and my case was apparently marked as urgent on the 26th of July (exactly a month ago!). I've not come across anyone on this forum who had to wait this long following a medical. WTF!!!!????
- Your application is valid and you have held a driving licence before kind of obvious, isn't it?
- You are not disqualified by a Court my ban ended 5 weeks ago - just give me my licence back!
- You are not stopped from holding a driving licence for medical reasons (if in doubt please speak with your doctor or specialist) now I understand why Mr Clueless was asking me if I spoke to my GP when I called DVLA to get the cover note
- You drive under the conditions of the driving licence applied for (such as those applicable to provisional licences) whatever this means...
ok sillytoo,ye i had my medical 1st july it cost £112,then i received a letter dated 15 july from DVLA to say they had received the results,and"to allow us to progress your application we have now written to your GP for further information.We usually expect to receive a reply within four weeks.When we receive their reply our medical advisor will then considor your fitness to drive.This may take some time but as soon as a decision has been made we will let you know."Hi Mr Waiting
I does make me feel a tiiiiiiny little bit better to know that I'm not alone , but still, it's just not right, is it...?
Can I just ask if you also had to take a medical and how long before the end of ban did you take it? Also, do you know if they wrote to your GP?
BTW, still no licence, it's now becoming such an obvious statement that I shouldn't probably mention it at all....
Hiya thanks for the reply i have just rang dvla and spoke to someone who didnt have a clue about cover notes and had never heard of them!! never right lol! anyways did you drive before you recieved your cover note then as i dont want to wait a week after my ban ends before i can drive again as been waiting 12 months already lol! and will of course keep you posted xhiya. thanks for the reply as i am getting really worried now i phoned up dvla and spoke to someone who clearly didnt have a clue as he said that i couldnt drive until i have my actual licence!! did you drive before you recieved your cover note then??