It's possible to change your address making use of the online system the DVLA have in place.
Nonetheless, in most cases it'll make your life a lot easier by using the dedicated telephone number for DVLA change of address. This way you can ensure your request has been handled accurately. Also, you'll be able to ask any queries that you may have regarding your licence. Fundamentally, things are going to be a little easier for you when you talk with a real person. It cuts down on the vast majority of confusion.
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Whenever you update your address with the DVLA, there will be 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 any payments that you need to make to the DVLA.
It is important that all this information is kept up to date. It makes sure that any communication related to your licence is sent to the right address. For example; should you be unlucky enough to be captured by a speed camera, you need to know in order that you be able to pay off your fine or contest the charge. By changing your address, you will additionally be able to make sure that 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 might mean paying significant fines!
You must also ensure your vehicle is registered to the correct address for insurance cover purposes.
It is important to note that unless you advise the DVLA as soon as your address changes, you will be given a fine as high as £1, 000. It is going to be extremely difficult to challenge this fine, meaning that you are going to be left substantially out of pocket! Obviously, there is going to be a small grace period of time for the amount of time that you will have to update your driving licence details, but this is not going to be a lot of time, so we do suggest that the moment 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 you have that taken care of and it doesn't need to be done ever again.