You can renew a medical that is valid for 1, 2, 3, or 5 years that is due to expire or has already expired. DVLA will contact you 90 days before your licence is due to expire.
If you surrendered your licence or it was taken away temporarily due to a medical condition, you can reapply 8 weeks before the end if this period after checking with your doctor that you are fit to drive again.
You won't be able to renew online if you have a Group 2 licence, wish to continue with a C1 or D1 licence, your licence was issued in Northern Ireland, or your name was changed since your last licence was issued.
You'll need a valid UK passport and to be a resident of Great Britain, to know the addresses of where you’ve lived for the last 3 years as well as details of your current driving licence and your National Insurance number (if you know it).
Driving safely requires a lot of different skills and senses to be used together, which means that there are many health conditions that may affect your ability to drive. The health guidelines also vary depending on the type vehicle you drive and licence you hold.