Hi all. Not sure anyone here can help except perhaps to compare situations.
My medical was April the 19th and I still don't have my licence. I've called the DVLA to get updates and they say that while they have my blood results, they're still waiting on my urine. And also that these insane lengths of delay are currently normal.
Sent off my application in April... 2020. There's been so many unnecessary delays by the DVLA (and also my GP) but there seems to be absolutely nothing I can do. Formally complained to the DVLA which resulted in them saying that they'd prioritise my case once the urine results come back. How do these results take over six months to come back?! It doesn't make any sense. Especially when seeing some of the more recent turnarounds on here.
FWIW, the DVLA already wrote to my GP last year, before the medical; this is hopefully the last step. I got my letter to book my medical almost a year ago. Madness.
The application has now offically lasted longer than the 18 month ban.