It's possible to change your address making use of the web based system the DVLA have in place.
Nonetheless, in most cases it will make your life much easier when you use the dedicated telephone number for DVLA change of address. This way you can ensure your application has been dealt with properly. Also, you'll be able to ask any queries that you may have relating to your driver's licence. Basically, things are going to be a bit easier for you if you talk to a real person. It reduces much of the confusion.
Why You Need to Update Your Address
When you update your address with the DVLA DVLA Contact Number for Change of Address, there will be alterations made to the following:
• The address on your driving licence.
• Your vehicle logbook address (V5C) is going to be kept up to date
• There will be a new billing address for all payments that you need to make to the DVLA.
It is crucial that all this information is kept up to date. It makes sure that any correspondence associated with your licence is delivered to the right address. As an example; if you're unlucky enough to be caught by a speed camera, you need to know so that you can be able to pay your fine or contest the fee. By changing your address, you will also be able to make sure that any notifications concerning the renewal of your licence or vehicle tax will be mailed to your address. The last thing you want to do is miss those as it might mean paying huge penalties and fees!
You also have to ensure that your vehicle is registered to the right address for insurance policy purposes.
It is important to note that if you don't advise the DVLA as soon as your address changes, you will be given a fine of as much as £1, 000. It will be incredibly difficult to challenge this fine, meaning that you're going to be left substantially out of pocket! Naturally, there is going to be a small grace period for the amount of time that you may have to update your driving licence information, but this is not going to be a lot of time, therefore we do suggest that the second you know that an item will change with your situation, you give the DVLA a phone call on 0843 133 7178. At least you can say that you have that taken care of and it doesn't need to be done ever again.