Re-taxing a vehicle - bureacracy

#1
The DVLA hold online records of whether your vehicle has an MOT certificate and is insured and taxed.

Why is it then that I have to produce a paper copy of the insurance certificate and MOT as well as the vehicle registration document to re-tax the vehicle?

Why can't I just go to the Post office with the registration mark written on the back of my hand and say "tax disc for this please." ?
 

Fugly

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DirtyBAT
#3
Because the Post Office isn't part of DVLA, and can't consult the relevant database, hence you have to provide the paper evidence.

Or, as said above, do it online.
 
#4
More annoyingly - why do they insist on seeing your 'current' insurance documents - specifically when it runs out the next day...rather than the 'future' insurance documents which start tomorrow and cover you for the next year.

I want that hour of my life back.

S_R
 

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