PCO Licence Renewals – Drivers
The PCO Licence is valid for a period of 3 years and every 3 years you will have to get it renewed in order to carry on working as a Licensed Driver in London. Luckily Transport for London, who run the Public Carriage Officer (PCO), will send you your renewal forms before your current licence expires so all you need to do is remember to send them back!
Don’t leave it too late to renew your PCO licence
It can take up to 6 weeks for a renewal to be processed, so it’s safe to say don’t leave it too late otherwise your licence may expire and you won’t be able to work if it runs out not only because you’re unlicensed but also because it will mean your insurance policy will be invalid too.
If your licence is due to run out and you’re thinking of having a break then make sure you don’t apply too late to renew it because if you leave it more than 3 months from the expiry date before completing your renewal application then you will be treated as a new applicant meaning you will have to go through the entire application process from the start.
What do I need?
- You will need a recent passport photo.
- Your completed renewal form.
- Completed Criminal Records Check (DBS).
- Completed medical form (if required, normally if you are over 45 and are not a taxi driver or hold a group 2 DVLA licence)
- The appropriate renewal payment
If you are required to send a medical form or a CRB form then these will be automatically included in your renewal application pack.
If you’ve got any questions regarding your renewal then please feel free to contact the PCO and Transport for London on:
Tel: 0343 222 4444 Fax: 020 3054 5314 Email: TPH.firstname.lastname@example.org