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

This must not include those who would be excluded from applying for a licence, or have been excluded from holding a licence due to the persistent misuse of drugs and/or alcohol.

If you are in possession of a current driving licence you cannot apply under this category without surrendering it.

You will be eligible if

  • you have epilepsy and your current experience of seizures means that you would not be eligible for a driving licence
  • you have diabetes and have suffered more than one hypoglycaemic attack requiring the assistance of another person within the last 12 months,
  • you have a severe mental disorder which means you would be refused a driving licence or have your driving licence revoked,
  • you cannot read a registration plate in good light at 20.5 metres (with lenses),
  • you are liable to sudden attacks of giddiness or fainting,

You may also be eligible if:

  • you have another disability which means that you would be refused a driving licence or have your driving licence revoked

Applicants under this category may have their details passed to the DVLA for the purpose of fraud prevention.

For more information download our guidance document

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

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