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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?

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    Are you asking what you can use for identification in order to obtain a UK driving license? – Giorgio Jan 9 '17 at 15:05
  • As per website i do need one of following or all as i just got a old passort photocopy and SS #, so yes @Dorothy – Nofel Jan 9 '17 at 15:42
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    @Nofel the writing on the website (gov.uk/id-for-driving-licence) implies that you need to send all, but that can't be the actual requirement, because most people won't be eligible to have all of those documents. For example, foreigners will not have a naturalization certificate, and British citizens who aren't dual nationals won't have an EU/EEA national ID card. So if you have a BRP, you can use that. – phoog Jan 9 '17 at 16:04
  • @phoog don't think ig to BRP, though i remember application for it from post office. – Nofel Jan 9 '17 at 16:12
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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).

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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:

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.

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