End of paper applications for operator licensing

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Published: 18 July 2022
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Transitioning to digital: End of paper applications for operator licensing

As of August 1, 2022, the era of paper applications for major licensing changes will officially come to an end. This transformative shift has been implemented with the primary goal of expediting application processes, enhancing efficiency, and embracing digital advancements. To adapt to this change and ensure you are well-prepared to make significant updates to your license in the future, it is imperative that you create a VOL (Vehicle Operator Licensing) digital account if you haven’t already done so.

Embracing digital innovation

The move away from paper applications signifies a pivotal moment in the evolution of operator licensing. By harnessing the power of digital platforms, the licensing process becomes streamlined, reducing the time required for applications and ensuring a more seamless experience for operators.

Creating your VOL digital account

To embark on this digital journey and establish your VOL digital account, simply follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website at http://www.vehicle-operator-licensing.service.gov.uk
  2. Navigate to the account creation section, where you can initiate the process
  3. Provide the required information and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your VOL digital accoun.
  4. Why transition to digital?

    The benefits of this digital transition are multifaceted:

      Efficiency: Digital applications are processed more swiftly, reducing wait times and expediting the licensing process.

      Convenience: Operators can conveniently manage and make changes to their licenses online, eliminating the need for traditional paper-based submissions.

      Accuracy: Digital platforms minimise the risk of errors and ensure that applications are complete and accurate.

      Environmental impact: Going paperless contributes to a more eco-friendly approach, reducing paper waste and promoting sustainability.

    In conclusion, the shift away from paper applications for major operator licensing changes marks a significant step toward a more efficient and technologically advanced system. By creating your VOL digital account today, you position yourself for a smoother, more streamlined licensing process in the digital age. Embrace this digital transformation and stay ahead of the curve in the world of operator licensing.

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    So long to applications on paper

    Paper applications for major applications will no longer be accepted from 1 August 2022. We are told this has been put in place to reduce application times. If you don’t already have a VOL digital account, you must create one now to ensure you are ready to make future major changes to your licence online.

    You can create an account at – http://www.vehicle-operator-licensing.service.gov.uk.

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