Do I need to go to the DVLA to renew my licence?
It’s an option, but you don’t have to go to the DVLA to renew your licence. You can do it via the post or online. If you opt to submit your renewal by post, it can take up to three weeks to receive your new licence. If you want to renew your licence online, you can do so on the gov.co.uk website and you’ll receive your new licence within one week.