How to Update Your Address With The DVLA

Everything you need to know to update your address with the DVLA

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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;

  1. How to update your driving licence
  2. How to update your vehicles logbook (V5C)
  3. Can I change my driving licence online?
  4. How do I notify the DVLA of my change of address?
  5. Should I destroy my old driving licence?
  6. How to change your DD details
  7. How to update your personalised plates

And all things DVLA moving home.

Let’s jump in. 

 

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How to change address on your driving licence

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 have more than one company to tell about your address change (including the DVLA), you’re best starting on our online change of address form. You can update the DVLA, your council, Student loans and many more as well as setting-up your new home.

Alternatively providing you have a full or provisional driving licence when you’re moving home you can update your Driving Licence 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!

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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, you can update your logbook with the DVLA by clicking here. And it’s that simple. 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

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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.

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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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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.

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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 address on my driving licence?

You can update your address on your driving licence with the DVLA for both you full and provisional licence online. All you have to do is 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 need to head over to this part of the DVLA website. 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.

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 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.

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

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

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