Hello Friend , In this post we know how to Change Address In Driving Licence UK.
Have your currently moved to a new location and now you are planning to update it on your driving license with DVLA? Well it is quite a simple procedure. You can get your address updated/changed on your driving license online with DVLA without paying any processing fee. Get started with the application procedure by using your Government Gateway ID. However, if you don’t have any then you can get it for your application.
For the processing of your application, you are required to keep your V5C vehicle registration certification (log book) updated. This requirement is for the ones who are planning to keep their vehicles at their new residence. Furthermore, you are allowed to drive if your new license is in pending process.
Eligibility Criteria for Change Address In Driving Licence UK
Note that you are not required to submit any paper counterpart of your driving license for the new license processing. You are required to possess the following mentioned documents.
- Possess a valid UK passport
- Document stating that you are dweller of Great Britain (Note that for Northern Ireland different procedure will be followed)
- Mention all the addresses of where you have resided for the past 3 years
- Possess your own valid UK passport or you are also allowed to show some other identification document
- Possess your own National Insurance number
- Note that you must not be disqualified from driving for any reasons
However, if you wish to change your name along with the address on your driving license, then you are required to apply via post method. Online procedure will let you get your update license within a week.
Note that you can’t update your new address on your British driving license, if you are moving to a new residence which is in abroad. For that purpose, you will have to contact the driving license authority in the country where your new residence is.
Once you are done with filling your online application, DVLA send you a confirmation message via email. DVLA will ask you to be a part of research via email, however it’s your choice if you are interested in taking part in it. You can also opt out from it.
Post Method to Apply Change Address In Driving Licence UK
Beside online process, you also have other method to apply i.e. post method. Note that the procedure varies depending upon whether you possess a paper driving license or a photo card. Applying through postal applications will take at least 3 weeks for the arrival of your updated driving license.
In Case of Photo Card Driving license
If you are having a photo card driving license, then you are required to fill all the changes section mentioned on letter titled as D741 which came along with your license. After completing it, you are required to send both the letter and your photo card driving license to
If you are not having any D741 form then you can order a license application form. For cars/motorbikes, D1 form is required while for lorries/buses D2 form is required.
In Case of Paper Driving License
For this, you are required to fill in the form titled as “Application for a driving license”. For cars/motorbikes, D1 form is required while for lorries/buses D2 form is required. Fill the form and send it to DVLA along with your driving license, passport size photograph and original document that confirm your identification.
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