Kilkis wrote:I checked with a friend tonight. He is 75, has a UK driving licence, which includes the full motorbike category A, and he has renewed it online after he was 70. It still has the Category A included. I have a feeling that the people who were complaining on the forum, Andrew, must have done something wrong when they went through the online process?
Warwick, just for the sake of removal of any possible doubt (or misunderstanding on my part), YES or NO, does the category/group "A" allow legal driving of motorcycles, assuming the licence holder is not banned from driving?Kilkis wrote:.... was excluded why didn't they use the sentence,
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Kilkis wrote:Purely for information, for those over 65 with a Greek licence the current renewal time is about 6 weeks. I submitted all my paperwork to KEP on 10 February and the new licence arrived back at KEP yesterday, 29 March. I am guessing it would have been a few days less if I had submitted directly at the licence centre.
I also discovered that the process changes when you reach 80. You cannot then apply through KEP but have to apply directly at the licence centre. Also you have to undergo a much wider set of medical examinations, including a psychiatric examination so I suppose that rules out most of us on this forum.
Kilkis wrote:I'm not sure what will happen at your 79 renewal Bob. Since it is for 3 years it will take you past 80 so they may impose the 80 process then. I honestly don't know. Because I have needed my licence in order to hire a car in the UK I have actually applied early at 65, 68 and 71. If I don't let it slip any earlier I will be 79 and 9 months when I get to the 80 one and I'm guessing they will certainly count that as 80.
I guess I am one of the few people on the forum who has already undergone a psychiatric evaluation, early last year, in order to get my IKA auxiliary pension. To the shock and horror of all my friends I passed that one so at least I stand a chance of passing again at 80. I think the doctor was in a pretty rough state when I left.
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