In an email circular released today, the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain & The Department for Infrastructure have stated that as of 1st August 2022, they will no longer process Operator License Applications/Major Variations submitted via paper. Stating that the current, most widely used paper application form is outdated and no longer compatible with their systems; stating that this has lead to a large number of delays in previous application processes.

Moving forward, ALL applications will now be handled and processed through the VOL system.

You can read the email circular in full, as well as details on the VOL system at this [link].