When you apply for or renew an MPS permit, your card will be posted to you. Cards usually arrive within 10 working days.
When you first apply for an MPS permit, you'll need to visit a service centre and have your photo taken for the permit.
If you're under 16, or if you qualify for a photo exemption, you can send someone else to the service centre to apply for the permit for you.
If you're applying for a permit for someone else, you'll need to provide your own proof of identity as well as the proof of identity of the person applying for the permit.
You're automatically exempt if you're under 16, and you can request a photo exemption if you have any of the following:
- motor disability so severe that it stops you from attending a service centre
- facial disfigurement
- inadequate muscular control to meet photo requirements
- mobility restricted by medical equipment.
If any of the above apply, send a letter of request along with a completed application form and a supporting letter from your doctor, to:
The Manager, Customer Liaison & Document Verification
Roads and Maritime Services
PO Box 3035
Parramatta NSW 2124
If you're approved to not have your photo taken, you'll be sent a letter of exemption, which you or your representative will need to bring to the service centre.
Fitness to drive
If you hold a NSW driver or rider licence when you apply for an MPS permit, your medical fitness to drive will be tested and you'll need to provide a medical report to Roads and Maritime Services.
If you don't want to provide a medical report to support your medical fitness to drive, you can either withdraw your application for an MPS permit, or you can surrender your NSW driver or rider licence.
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