Medical certificate

New applicants

All drivers must provide a medical certificate when they are applying for a new licence.

Applicants who are renewing a licence

You will need to produce a medical certificate if you have turned 45, 50, 55, 60 or 65 years of age since your last application or will turn 45, 50, 55, 60 or 65 during the period your next licence will be valid for. We will let you know if this is the case.

Over 65?

Drivers over 65 will need a medical every year. We will notify you when your medical is due.

How much?

Doctors will charge you for this service and fees vary. Please use the form below and take it to your doctor.

Download the form

Medical issues which may affect your application

If you suffer from any of the medical disorders outlined below, your application
could be affected – please contact us for further guidance.

  • Neurological disorders - Epilepsy, blackouts, narcolepsy and sleep disorders, Multiple Sclerosis/Parkinson’s disease, cerebrovascular disease.
  • Diabetes - IDD and NIDD.
  • Psychiatric disorders - neuroses, psychosis, dementia.
  • Alcohol misuse or dependence - this includes anyone who has committed a drink drive offence or has suffered seizures associated with alcohol misuse or dependence.
  • Renal disorders.
  • Respiratory disorders - sleep apnoea syndrome, cough syncope.
  • Visual disorders - poor vision, lack of peripheral vision, monocular vision.

Who do I show the certificate to?

You must bring your certificate with you together with all your other documents when you attend your appointment to be issued with your licence.

You will be told how to make this appointment once you have received your Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and DVLA Mandate.