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Online duplicate logbook service launched

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A new online service, launched this week by the Diver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), will cut the time it takes to receive a duplicate logbook (V5C) from 6 weeks to 5 days.

The 'Get a vehicle log book (V5C)' service is the latest DVLA online service, and has been designed for motorists who have lost or damaged their logbook.

Every year, DVLA issues around 500,000 duplicate logbooks where motorists have either lost or damaged their document.

Julie Lennard, DVLA chief executive, said: “DVLA’s new online service to apply for a duplicate logbook is quick and easy to use and means customers who have unfortunately either lost or damaged theirs will receive their new document within a matter of days.

“We know how important a log book is to motorists so if you have lost or damaged yours, the quickest way to get your duplicate document is go to GOV.UK.”

This will be the second online service DVLA has launched in the past four months, following the change address on vehicle logbook service which was launched in June and has been used more than 300,000 times.

It costs £25 for a duplicate logbook whether you go online or apply by post.

DVLA has also recently announced an 11-month extension to driving licences that expire between February 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. 

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