I am living in the UK and my passport is at the Home Office for a extension as a partner of an EU national. Some issue came up and I was sent back the document and I have to send them back. My problem is that I cannot drive; it has been 2 years since I originally left. I just have my Social Security number and I work full time. Is there any way I can get my license as I don't have my home country license as well?
You must send in an original ID document with your application for a UK driving license.
You must send in an identity document with your application unless you have a valid UK biometric passport (where the photograph and signature are on the same page).
You must send the following identity documents if you don’t have a biometric passport:
- a current and valid passport
- a biometric residence permit (BRP) - formerly known as the identity card for foreign nationals
- an European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) national identity card
- a travel document
You must send the original document with your driving licence application.
If you don’t have an EU or EEA passport, you’ll need to send in a visa that proves you have permission to live in the UK.
You can’t use:
- photocopies or laminated certificates
- certified copies - including those certified by the Post Office document certification service
Don’t send in your passport if you need it within the next month - consider delaying your driving licence application until after you’ve travelled.
If your passport is blocked by your other application and you do not have another means of ID listed above, then yes, you will have to wait.