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Old 01-02-2009, 15:22
Puffle
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Hi

Frantically tried to find my driving licence today without success - tried to look up my driver number on line at DVLA but surprise surprise it say's I'm ineligible - any other suggestions of how I can find this out? I need it tomorrow morning.

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Old 01-02-2009, 16:13
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Did you take a Theory test? If so It will be on the certificate. Or on your driving test pass certificate.
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Old 01-02-2009, 16:24
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Did you take a Theory test? If so It will be on the certificate. Or on your driving test pass certificate.
er no, I passed my test long before the theory test was introduced. Guess I'll just have to try my luck calling DVLA tomorrow morning
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Old 01-02-2009, 16:29
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er no, I passed my test long before the theory test was introduced. Guess I'll just have to try my luck calling DVLA tomorrow morning

Its normally your name and birthdate mixed up. Its just knowing the correct order to put it in.

Ive forgot how it works and cant be bothered to dig my licence out to see which order they do it sorry.
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Old 01-02-2009, 16:35
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Well, you'll know in future to keep your driving license in a safe place.
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Old 01-02-2009, 16:41
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Call them up and ask them, and they will give it to you. They will aslo send you the forms that you need to complete to get a replacement, or you can get them at your local post office.

It's what I did when I stored my Driving Licence and Passport "somehere safe".

6 years later I still haven't found them

You will have to get photographs done too for your new licence

HTH
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Old 01-02-2009, 16:52
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Its normally your name and birthdate mixed up. Its just knowing the correct order to put it in.

Ive forgot how it works and cant be bothered to dig my licence out to see which order they do it sorry.
You might be able to work it out

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...sing/DG_068315
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Old 01-02-2009, 16:53
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Its normally your name and birthdate mixed up. Its just knowing the correct order to put it in.
Not quite that easy. It's the first 5 letters of your surname (or your entire surname plus some random letters if you have a short name). Then it's your six digit birthdate scrambled - the scrambling method doesn't appear to be consistent between people. Then it's two of your initials (again some random ones if your parents short-changed you on middle names). Finally there are three random alpha-numerics (they probably aren't random there's probably a complicated algorithm that makes one or two of them check digits)

Ah Candyangel can type faster than me and find a link

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Old 01-02-2009, 16:56
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Is it not on any insurance paper work or anything like that?
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Old 01-02-2009, 16:56
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Not quite that easy. It's the first 5 letters of your surname (or your entire surname plus some random letters if you have a short name). Then it's your six digit birthdate scrambled - the scrambling method doesn't appear to be consistent between people. Then it's two of your initials (again some random ones if your parents short-changed you on middle names). Finally there are three random alpha-numerics (they probably aren't random there's probably a complicated algorithm that makes one or two of them check digits)


Thats exactly why I said I couldnt be bothered to work it out.
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Old 01-02-2009, 17:05
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Then it's your six digit birthdate scrambled
I never noticed that before!

You learn something everyday!
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Old 01-02-2009, 17:05
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Thanks for all the attempts at help. I've applied online for a replacement driving licence so I'll give them a call in the morning to see if they can supply me with the number.
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