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You can easily replace your address making use of online system that the DVLA have in place. bipass the queue
However, normally it will make your life less complicated if you use the dedicated contact number for DVLA change of address. This way you can make certain that application has been processed accordingly. While doing so, you will be able to ask any queries that you may have about your licence. Generally, things are going to be easier for you if you talk to a real person. It cuts down on the vast majority of confusion.
Why you should Update Your Address
When you update your address with the DVLA, you will have changes made to the following:
• The address on your driving licence.
• Your vehicle logbook address (V5C) is going to be updated
• There will be a new billing address for all payments you will want to make to the DVLA.
It is vital that all this information is kept up to date. It makes sure that any correspondence associated with your licence is sent to the right address. By way of example; for anyone who is unfortunate enough to be captured by a speed camera, you need to know so that you can be able to pay off your fine or contest the charge. By changing your address, you'll be able to make certain any notices concerning the renewal of your licence or vehicle tax will be sent to your address. The last thing you want to do is miss these as it could mean paying significant penalties!
You must also make sure that your vehicle is registered to the right address for insurance cover purposes.
It is important to note that unless you advise the DVLA once your address changes, you'll be given a fine as high as £1, 000. It will be incredibly difficult to challenge this fine, meaning that you are going to be left considerably out of pocket! Naturally, there is going to be a small grace period of time for the amount of time that you may have to update your driving licence information, but this is not going to be too much time, so we do suggest that the moment you know that something will change with your situation, you give the DVLA a telephone call on 0843 133 7178. At least you are able to say that you have that dealt with and it does not need to be done ever again.