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Refusal of driving licence/unable to drive due to medical reasons (Category G)

If you are over 16 applications can be made if you are unable to drive for medical reasons.

You may be eligible if you have:

  • epilepsy which is not under control
  • a severe mental disorder
  • a learning disability not covered by category F
  • diabetes where you have hypos
  • a visual impairment not covered by category A

You should not apply if you:

  • currently hold a full or provisional driving licence
  • cannot hold a licence due to the persistent misuse of drugs and/or alcohol.

Records may be shared with the DVLA for the purpose of fraud prevention.

Proving you are eligible

You need to show that one of the following applies:

1. Your driving licence has been revoked on medical grounds.
2. You have been refused a driving licence on medical grounds.
3. You would be ineligible for a driving licence on medical grounds.

IMPORTANT - Any evidence you provide should be dated within the last 12 months

Evidence we can accept

IMPORTANT - Other medical letters may not be accepted so please always use the Category G evidence form for submitting medical evidence.

Full guidance and evidence form

Refusal of driving licence/unable to drive due to medical reasons guidance and evidence form (Category G) [379.2 KB] [pdf]