The LGV medical form can be found in the D4 Medical Examination Report, which is to be filled in by an attending physician or doctor for those who are applying for a driver license for a vehicle that’s between 3.5 and 7.5 tons, small, medium, or full sized lorry, regardless of which type it is (C, C1+E, or C+E). As you may have noticed, the D4 Medical Examination Report that is also used as LGV medical application form is for Group 2 licenses, in which the medical standards are stricter and higher since such licenses are required for large buses and goods vehicles.
Whether it is the LGV medical renewal form or the new medical form for first-time application, you have to bring these for the Eye Test and Medical Examination:
- D4 Medical Form you have completed.
- Driving license with counterpart.
- Details related to any medication you are currently having.
Send in the LGV medical form your doctor has filled in within the last 4 months. Here are the conditions in which having the D4 form filled in is required:
- If this is the first time you apply.
- If you’re applying for entitlement to drive buses or lorries and if you’re 45 years old. When you’re 45, you will be needed to submit a D4 Medical Form every 5 years until you’re 65 years old. And starting from the age of 65, the license to drive lorry and bus will be issued only for one-year period.
- If you’re under 70 years old and have a car driving license restricted medically and are renewing your license: the D1 entitlement you’ve got to drive minibuses, or the C1 entitlement you’ve got to drive small lorries and 3.5 to 7.5-ton vehicles.
- If you’ve already hold or held an LGV license entitlement previously, and now you want to apply for the PCV or bus license entitlement, or vice versa. This is an exception when you’ve had a D4 Form filled in during the last 12 months before the entitlement.
- If you are 70 years old and still require a C1 or D1 entitlement, sending in a D4 Form every 3 years is needed.
- If you hold an EU or EEA driving license with authority to drive buses or lorries vehicles in the U.K. has run out.
In order to complete the D4 Medical Form, you have to perform the required Medical Examination first. And speaking of the medical examination, there are certain medical conditions which will affect your license application or renewal. They include:
- Poor or monocular vision
- Insulin dependent or insulin treated diabetes
- A progressive degenerative illness
- A history of severe mental handicap or mental illness
- A history of drug or alcohol abuse
- A physical disability which would possibly interfere with safe driving
- Heart problems
- Disorders related to neurosurgical or neurological, such as head injuries, strokes, and blackouts.
The D4 Medical Report or LGV medical form is to be sent to the DVLA along with your driving license and application form. Bear in mind that the doctor’s signature is valid only for 4 months, so be sure not to undergo the medical examination too soon prior to your application submission.