Further to my earlier thread, I have now tried to renew on the DVLA website, only to have it rejected because of the photo.
Does anyone know if the requirements have changed?
I used a perfectly standard commercially available photo, in fact a copy of the one used on my passport (and on my bus pass, library ticket, retired forces identity card etc.) so it's obviously suitable for digital uses, but not to the DVLA.
Incidentally, is there any period of grace for renewal? It's taken them a month to reject it, and it runs out in two days!
The last time I renewed I used the post office checking service, there is a charge, but it's guaranteed correct. I prefer the peace of mind that I'm dealing with an agent of DVLA that's been trained to check it beforehand.
"..with a hard copy photo attached to the application".
You didn't "attach" it with a staple or something did you?
As to using your passport photo I tried this but they still sent me a form in the post and I had to send one in. When you say a 'copy' of the one on your passport etc. did you mean that or was it an original. We always get our pictures done at Timpsons, the shoe, watch, and pretty well anything else, repair shop. We have one in our local Tescos and they get it ready while you are doing your shopping. You get six copies for about £4.99 and they guarantee acceptance.