We’ll help you complete your DVLA change of address in minutes. You can now update all DVLA services in one simple form at the same time.
When you are moving home (or changing address) there can be multiple address changes you need to complete with the DVLA. Fortunately, updating the address on your driving licence is simple and we’ll show you how.
Firstly, you will want to change the 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?
You can now update both your driving licence & V5C using SlothMove’s online change of address service. In this 3-minute form, you can also organise & update your address across hundreds of other businesses (DVLA, HMRC, NHS, Boots, Tesco, Pensions etc..) at the same time.
After completing the form, you will receive a confirmation email from the DVLA. Driving licenses usually arrive within 2 weeks of your submission. You can update your driving license and logbook in minutes by entering your moving information below 👇
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To update your address with the DVLA, you will just need the following:
Enter your previous address, new address and the date you moved home
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After using SlothMove’s change of address you will receive an email confirmation from the DVLA about your driving licence update. You can then expect your driving licence in approximately 14 days.
SlothMove’s award-winning change of address service saves movers an average of 12 hours of time, so you can enjoy the important things.
If you’d like to only update your logbook (or licence) you can also do this with the DVLA via phone or by creating an account in their portal. These will require two different processes and we’ll cover how to do this below.
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As we know, when moving home, it is a requirement to update your address across key institutions including the DVLA, HMRC, Council, Water, etc… These can all be updated by reaching out to those businesses directly, or you can use SlothMove to update multiple at the same time.
If you don’t update your address with the DVLA you can be fined up to £1,000.
DVLA updates can be completed on the DVLA website, by calling the DVLA, or, the quickest way, via SlothMove’s online address change service.
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 online change of address service. This is because we can help you update your address across all of these accounts simultaneously.
Through SlothMove, you can update your address on your log book & driving licence at the same time, instead of two different phone calls. You can also update your address with hundreds of other institutions and companies. This is the simplest way to get your change of address started and we’ll email you directly with any additional steps.
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 you don’t need to update your address with any other institutions or companies you can also head over to the DVLA’s website.
Change address on your driving licence
You will be able to see your address updates in your personalised shiny dashboard as they happen.
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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 we’ve covered how to update your address with the DVLA let’s turn to other questions you may have in this full guide.
Answers to all of your DVLA questions
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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 straightforward to use. When it comes to moving home with the DVLA, it’s more straightforward than you thought!
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
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.
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.
If you’re a student and hold a licence with the 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.
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.
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 use 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 your 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 of what to update with your change of address and where you can see the top of this article. This goes into lots of details about how you change address with the DVLA.
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.
Keeping all of your addresses up to date when you move home is important, and it has usually been something that can be quite time-consuming. As we progress through the pandemic in 2022, we have lots of better things to be doing.
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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.
The service to change the 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.
According to the DVLA, when you receive a new driving licence 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.
Some individuals retain their old driving licence however the DVLA advises against this as it increases your risk of fraud.
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’.
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.
You can update your driving licence, log book (V5C), DD details, and personalised number plates. You can change your 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.
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 your 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.
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.
When we talk about doing a vehicle change of address what we really mean is updating your logbook and driving licence. You can do both of those by visiting the DVLA’s website and following the appropriate links.
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.
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.
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.
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 your address with the DVLA below.
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.
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
In May 2022 there were reports from a DVLA official that the Driving Vehicle Licencing Agency was slow to issue the appropriate systems to work from home effectively. If deployed correctly, these systems would have enabled the employees to remote access a database. These delays have created a significant backlog in processing applications, reaching a peak of 1.2 million.
The appropriate systems and accesses are a priority for the DVLA and updates should be processed markedly quicker going forward. At the moment we are seeing a turn-around time of around 14 days.
Cases of scams reported to the DVLA have increased a 600% in 2020. Below is an example message that some motorists have been receiving. The scam is designed to trick motorists into sharing personal details. Remember, the DVLA will never ask for personal banking details via text or email.
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 your 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!
Now you know how to change address on your driving licence as well as answers to many other frequently asked questions. When it comes to our motors and vehicles it’s easy to forget the paperwork or admin. But, with moving home portals like ours you can save yourself hours of time and stress by getting to the point quickly. If you want to stay abreast of ways to pay less and save time, be sure to join the SlothMovement below.