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Trip to Swansea/DVLA

ButtonMonkey

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OK other half needs to change her driving licence to her married name.

To do this she has to send our original marrige certificate and the DVLA cannot gurantee it's return.

As we were married in Finland gthis would mean an expensive round trip to get a new one so our onlt alternative is to go to wales to do it over the counter.

Where would be a nice place to tr to find a holiday cottage to rent for 3 or 4 days so we can make a short break of it.
 
Somewhere on the Gower Peninsular I would say, but if you fancy a night and a beer in Pembrokeshire we have a bit of spare floor space:)

cheers, Tim
 
Button are you sure you can't take it to your local dvla office? They should be able to make a certified copy for you to send off.

(sorry, not trying to stop you having a nice trip to Welsh Wales ... :D )
 
Ask your bank to photocopy it and then stamp it with the Banks stamp thingy. One free certified copy later and a trip to the Post Office to use their checking service. Everything sorted
 
Button are you sure you can't take it to your local dvla office? They should be able to make a certified copy for you to send off.

(sorry, not trying to stop you having a nice trip to Welsh Wales ... :D )

Been to the local office, talked to various departments and it's a no go.

All other departments will accept an appostile stamp from the home office, even the Finnish government wil except apostiled copies of my data, I should know I qued for 6 hrs.

The DVLA will not accept a home office apostiled document, go figure.
 
Somewhere on the Gower Peninsular I would say, but if you fancy a night and a beer in Pembrokeshire we have a bit of spare floor space:)

cheers, Tim

Would love to take you up on the offer but Virve want's to bring Elmo the physco dog.

Maybe I can talk her out of it.
 
Our thought's exactly.

I can't see why one government body cannot except another government bodies (and the only one who has the authority to apostile) officia stamp.

Maybe we should enlarge this discussion to, and to paraphrase John Reid, "is any Government Department Fit for Purpose"
 
Looking at the relevant website, it seems to me they are telling you a load of rubbish:
If you would like DVLA to return your documents by secure mail service, you can include a prepaid self addressed special delivery envelope and keep a note of the serial number for your own reference.
You can have your application checked by a Post Office® or DVLA Local Office if you don't want to send your identification to DVLA through the post.
 
Unfortunatly this only applies to certificates issued in the UK
:shakehead: idiots. What difference does it make where it was issued? So they have someone in Swansea who is more of an expert on Finnish marriage certificates than someone in Kent? Ggggrrrr ...
 
:shakehead: idiots. What difference does it make where it was issued? So they have someone in Swansea who is more of an expert on Finnish marriage certificates than someone in Kent? Ggggrrrr ...

The stupid thing is we paid the extra €5 to have or marrige certificate in both languages so it's not like they need a translator to read the bloomin thing.
 
We stayed at Pendine sands recentley and once you get into the history of the land speed record attempts the place is magic.There is a museum where I bought some post cards and you can stand in certain spots and hold up the black and white post cards and see it how it was way back when.There is still the outline of the garage where Thomas Parry used to get 'Babs' ready for its runs.Then you learn about his horrible death.Personally I think it was just grave robbing to dig up the car but that is just my opinion.
 
Don't forget Tim, DVLA will remove any trailer towing, minibus or 7.5ton endorsements she has, if she doesn't specify she want's to keep them.

Don't think the DVLA have any obligation to be fair or logical Bernie. They will remove the above for free if you don't do everything you can to prevent them, but they won't remove an out of date speeding endorsement until you ask and pay an extra £30 fine.

If I wanted to drive a 17 tonner, I'd have to do an HGV class 4 or 3 course - logical and reasonable enough. If our 26 year old Beaver Leader wants to be able to drive our minibus - and she does - she has to take the full PCV course that will enable her to drive a full 76 seat, double deck, trans-Continental air condition coach for hire and reward. That makes sense why?

Roger.
 
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