DVLA Change of Address

How to Change Address on Driving Licence (DVLA)

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DVLA Change of Address

We’ll help you complete your DVLA change of address in minutes.

Being able 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?

SlothMove’s free online change of address service can help you organise & update your address across all of your accounts (DVLA, HMRC, NHS, Boots, Tesco Charities etc..) at the same time. If you need to update your log book or licence, we can help you with organising your address change.

Update your address with the DVLA

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STEP 1

About you

Enter your previous address, new address and the date you moved home

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STEP 2

Update your address

Select who needs to know you're moving, DVLA, Tesco, Boots, etc...

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STEP 3

Submit

Click submit and we'll take care of the rest, sharing any next steps by email

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Our home setup service will update most of the addresses for you automatically. This is so that you can spend time on more important things. If a service requires an additional actions we’ll let you know directly via email. If you’d like to only update your log book or licence and would like to go through their online website, please see below.

How To Change Address On Driving Licence (DVLA)

Change Address On Driving Licence

Let’s sort your vehicle change of address.

When you move home there is a requirement to inform the DVLA, HMRC, Council Water etc… In other words you don’t just need to update your driving licence.

If you have moved home and might have more than one company to tell about your address change (such as the DVLA, Boots, Tesco, HMRC, Council, Student Finance etc…), you might find it helpful to use our free online change of address service. This is because we can help you update your address across all of these accounts simultaneously. 

We can help you update your address with the DVLA (log book & driving licence) as well as your other institutions and companies. You even get a reward for moving through SlothMove. This is the simplest way to get started updating the DVLA and change address on your driving licence.  We’ll email you directly with any additional steps.

It’s that simple.

If you need to complete a DVLA change of address for either your driving licence or logbook you can get started by clicking below.

If are confident you don’t need (or want) to update your address with any other institutions or companies you can also head over to the the DVLA’s website.

Change address on your driving licence

  • Click ‘update DVLA Address’ below
  • Enter your info (previous address, new address, moving date etc…)
  • Select who needs to know you’re moving home (DVLA, NHS, HMRC, Tesco Clubcard, Boots, Charities etc…)
  • Click submit and SlothMove will update your address automatically and advice and any next actions

And if there’s any further steps required, we’ll email you and let you know.

Click above to get started.

If you’re confident you don’t need to update your address across other accounts and you can also get started below.

If you also have some specific questions, we can help you understand what you need to do. Now, let’s explore some of the other question you may have.

Answers to all of your DVLA questions

  • 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

All things DVLA moving home

An important thing to call out is that you may also need to renew your driving licence as well. This is especially the case if you might be approaching 10 years since your last photocard. You will usually get a reminder from the DVLA on this

Remember, 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 Log Book (v5c)

How to update address on your LogBook (v5c)​​

Once you have updated update your driving licence, you will also need to change address on your log book (v5c). This is something which can easily be forgotten in the heat of updating your driving licence, but must be completed also.

To update your address on your log book you must be the registered keeper. 

How To Change Address On Your Log book: If you’re the keeper of the vehicle, we can help you update your log book with the DVLA below.

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.

If you only need to complete your log book, and not your licence or any other company or institution you can click below

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​​​

It’s a requirement to update your Direct Debit details with the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency.

Most people actually forget to update their direct debit details with the DVLA.

However, keeping you Direct Debit (DD) 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.  You can inform the DVLA of your address change by using the above form. Or, you can call on 0300 790 6802.

When you call simply explain that you need to update your DD details and provide your updated address.

This will be for your car tax, which is linked to where your vehicle is registered. Some people pay car tax once a year and don’t have a Direct Debit. Others have their car tax coming out on a monthly basis and therefore need to provide an update.  If you haven’t, you should learn how to tax your car online  because it is a legal requirement.

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

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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.

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

DVLA Student University change of address

If you’re a student and hold a licence witht he DVLA (provisional or full) you do not need to inform the DVLA if you’re going to university. 

This is great news. And it makes sense. Imagine if you worked away throughout the country and had to update your licence, logbook and car tax every time you moved.

It works this way for students because University accommodation is classed as a ‘temporary living arrangement’. And there is no need to inform the DVLA in such circumstances.

There is a little grey area here though.

For instance, what if you will be living in that city and the new address for 12 months? The DVLA hasn’t provided any clear guidance on this so you need to use your best judgement and be sensible.

If you were ever questioned on it or DVLA queried you about it, there would be an expectation that you could prove that the registered address on your licence is your permanent address.

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

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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.

How do I change my address on my driving licence?

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 help!

Updating your driving licence and log book can be done online. Your DD details must be updated over the phone. You didn’t used to be able to update the address on your logbook until very recently. As of June 2020, you can now do this online also.

You can 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 in-depth 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 Vehicle Registration Address?

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

Keep the DVLA Up to date

Keep the DVLA informed

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

frequently asked questions

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 With The DVLA?

You can update your driving licence, log book (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.  We also have a full set of DVLA guides you may find helpful.

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 enforce-ability 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.

Where should I sent my V5C?

Once you have completed your V5C you should send it to the DVLA via post. You can send that section of your log book to: 

DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BN

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!

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.

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