DVLA and BVRLA opening hours for festive period

The DVLA has published its revised opening hours for the two-week period spanning Christmas and the New Year, with reduced hours and some closures around the bank holidays.

Revised hours apply to all DVLA contact centres, including the Check Driving Licence telephone service – although online services will remain available throughout. Changes to typical operating hours include a shorter day on Christmas Eve (08:00 – 12:00) and closures from 25 – 28 December inclusive, plus 1 – 3 January. A full list of the opening hours is available on the Gov.uk website

Online services will be accessible as normal via the Driving & Transport pages


The BVRLA will also be operating to alternative timings over this period. The office will officially close at the end of the working day on Thursday 23 December, reopening on Tuesday 4 January at 08:30.  

Members are encouraged to check the website for any information they require during this period. 

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