DVLA Change of Address

How to Change Address on Driving Licence (DVLA)

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DVLA change of address

A DVLA change of address, including how to change address on your driving licence, is simple and we’ll show you how. 

When you’re moving home (or changing address) there can be multiple things that you need to change address with the DVLA. Firstly, you will want to change address on your driving licence. After that, you must also update the Direct Debit you have set-up for your car tax and also for your vehicle log book (V5C).

So, how do you update your address with the DVLA?

We’ve pulled this together to explain how you tell the DVLA that you’ve changed the address.

We will cover everything you need to know, including;

  • How to update your driving licence
  • How to update your vehicles logbook (V5C)
  • Can I change my driving licence online?
  • How do I notify the DVLA of my change of address?
  • Should I destroy my old driving licence?
  • How to change your DD details
  • How to update your personalised plates

And all things DVLA moving home.

DVLA change of address? No problem

Let’s jump in. ,

How to change address on your driving licence​

How to change address on driving licence (DVLA)

You want to fix your vehicle change of address and we need to start with how to update your driving licence. If you’re moving home and might have more than one company to tell about your address change (such as Boots, Tesco, Council, Energy, Student Finance etc…), you will save more time using our online change of address form. We can help you update your address with the DVLA (logbook & driving licence) as well as the other institutions and companies. You even get a reward for moving through us. This is the simplest way to get started updating the DVLA and change address on your driving licence.

Furthermore, providing you have a full or provisional driving licence when you’re moving home you can update your driving licence here. If you’re only looking to tell DVLA you’ve moved this can also be done here. This is something worth doing earlier rather than later as not informing the DVLA of your change of address can result in a fine of up to £1,000. The DVLA’s website is relatively straight forward to use. When it comes to moving home with the DVLA, it’s more straightforward than you thought!

How to update address on your LogBook (v5c)

How to update address on your LogBook (v5c)

Once you have updated update your driving licence, you’ll need to change address on your logbook (v5c). This is something which can easily be forgotten in the heat of updating your driving licence, but needs to be done. How To Change Address On Your Logbook: If you’re the keeper of the vehicle, we can help you update your logbook with the DVLA by clicking here. Alternatively, if you’re certain  you only need to update your logbook you can do that here. The DVLA does stress that you need to be the keeper of the vehicle, so do bear that in mind and ensure you have all of your key details.

Did you know: Informing the DVLA about your change of address is easy, but important. If you fail to update the DVLA and drive without the correct address, you could face a fine of up to £1,000

How to update your direct debit with the DVLA​​

How to update your direct debit with the DVLA​

Most people forget to update their direct debit detail with the DVLA. But, keeping you direct debit details up to date has lots of benefits. So, how to update your DVLA direct debit?  It’s a little different than the standard vehicle change of address as it can’t be done online. As strange as it might sound, you also need to inform the DVLA of your address change if you pay via DD. You can inform the DVLA of your address change by phone on 0300 790 6802.

How to update the address on your personalised number plates ​​​

How to update the address on your personalised number plates ​​

If you’re one of the lucky few who have personalised number plates and you’re changing address, you need to inform the DVLA about that too. How To Update Your Personalised Plates with the DVLA: You also need to inform the DVLA of your address change if you have a private registration number that isn’t on a vehicle. Specifically, you need to update your V778 or V750 documents. You can update your personalised registration documents here.

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Getting ahead

Keeping all of your addresses up to date when you move home is important, and it has usually been something that is quite time consuming. Now you know how to update your address on your car, logbook and everything else, you should see how to update your address online with everyone. For free. Within 5 minutes. We’ve bought moving home into the 21st century and if you are in the process of moving or have recently moved check out our online change of address service. You can update your address across your accounts, including a council tax change of address and TV licence change of address.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need to Inform the DVLA That I'm Changing the Address If I'm at University?

The good news is that the answer is that you do not need to inform the DVLA if you’re going to university. Essentially, if you’re moving home temporarily, like to university, you don’t need to inform the DVLA.

Can I Still Drive If My New DVLA Documents Haven't Arrived?

Yes, 100%. If your documents haven’t arrived you are still able to drive. However, just make sure that you have actually informed the DVLA and they are on their way! If you don’t update them you could be fined £1,000.

Is It Free To Change Address On Driving Licence UK?

The service to change address on your driving licence with the DVLA is free. However, If you have lost or damaged your driving licence, you will need to pay £20. You can apply online here. You must update the DVLA if you change your name or address.

Should I Destroy My Old Driving Licence?

According to the DVLA, you should destroy your old driving licence. In other words, cut it in half. Once you have destroyed your DVLA driving licence, send it to the DVLA’s head office in Swansea.

Where Do I Send My Old Driving Licence UK

If you’re wondering’ should I destroy my old driving licence?’, the answer is yes. You also need to know where to send your old UK driving licence. Firstly, you need to destroy your old driving licence (the DVLA recommends cutting it in half) and send it to the DVLA at ‘DVLA Swansea SA99 1ZW’.

Can I Change My Address On My Driving Licence Online?

Totally. You can change your driving licence online by following this link on the DVLA website. After that, it’s important to do as you can actually be fined up to £1,000 by the DVLA if you do not update your driving licence. You can change your DVLA address online and in the post.

How do I change my address on my driving licence?

If you’re asking yourself ‘how to change my address on my driving licence’? don’t fear, we can helpcan update your address on your driving licence with the DVLA for both you full and provisional licence online. Click here to get started below and we can help change the address on your driving licence. You can also visit the DVLA’s website; you can update your Driving Licence here. For an indepth overview on what to update with your change of address and where, you can see the top of this article. This goes into lots of details into how you change address with the DVLA.

How Do I Change My Address With The DVLA?

You can update your driving licence, logbook (V5C), DD details and personalised number plates. You can change you’re address with the DVLA both online and in post. If you’re wondering ‘how do i change my address with the DVLA’, go straight to this part of DVLA website to get started. After that, go through and update your log book and DD details.

How Do I Change My Vehicle Registration Address?

To Change your vehicle registration address with the DVLA, you can fill-out our change of address form to get started. If you have changed address, you should also inform the DVLA to get your driving licence changed. Since it is an address change it will be free of charge. As well as here, this can also be completed on this part of the DVLA website

How To Change Address On Driving Licence Online UK

To change your driving licence online with the DVLA you can either do this by post or entirely online. To change your address on your driving licence follow this online form with the DVLA.

How do I do a vehicle change of address?

When we talk about doing a vehicle change of address what we really mean is updating you logbook and driving licence. You can do both of those by visiting the DVLA’s website and following the appropriate links.

Does it cost to change address with DVLA?

It does not cost you anything to change your address with the DVLA. Remember, you can still continue to drive and do everything else as normal whilst you wait for your replacement card. If you require a replacement licence because you have lost yours, you will need to pay a fee of £20

What happens if I don't change my address on my driving licence?

Updating your address with the DVLA is important. If you don’t tell the DVLA, you can actually receive a fine of up to £1,000. Changing your address doesn’t cost you anything, you start the process of getting that updated using our form.

Is it illegal to have the wrong address on my licence?

If you have moved to a different address you must inform the DVLA. It’s free to do. If you don’t you could be liable to pay a fine of up to £1,000. You’re not alone though, according to research over 1.5 million motorists have the incorrect address on their driving licence. To get yours updated now, start here.

Do you have to notify DVLA of change of address?

Yes, absolutely. You must inform the DVLA of your address change. This needs to be done as soon as you move, or you could face a fine of £1,000. You can change address with the DVLA below.

How long do you have to notify DVLA of change of address?

When you update your address with the DVLA your new licence will arrive within 1 to 3 weeks. Technically, you can be fined if you have the incorrect address on your licence. Whilst the DVLA doesn’t seem to have addressed this question directly it comes down to enforceability and reasonableness. You can’t update your address until you have moved home, and so it seems inevitable that there will be a period of at least a week where  it is ‘inaccurate’. The best advice is to do it as soon as you move home. You can get started with this below using our form.

Change my address online

Here, we’ve covered how to change your address on your driving licence, how to update your driving licence & tell the DVLA you have changed address. You can change your address online with other companies here or below. Hopefully you now know all things DVLA change of address and much more!

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What happens after I complete the form?

We will tell all of your selected companies about your address change. They will get in touch in the rare instance they need any more information. So, pop the kettle on and relax because you’re all done.

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Change Address on Driving Licence

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