It's easy to replace your address when using the online system the DVLA have set up. contactthem.co.uk/dvla-change-of-address/
However, typically it'll make your life faster and easier when you use the dedicated contact number for DVLA change of address. This way you can be sure that application has been dealt with properly. In addition, you will be able to ask any questions that you may have concerning your driver's license. Generally, things are going to be a little easier for you when you speak with a real person. It cuts down on a lot of the confusion.
Why you should Update Your Home Address
If 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 kept up to date
It is crucial that all this information is kept up to date. It makes sure that any communication related to your licence is delivered to the correct address. By way of example; should you be unfortunate enough to be caught by a speed camera, you need to know in order that you be able to pay your fine or contest the fee. By changing your address, you'll be able to make certain that any notices regarding the renewal of your licence or vehicle tax will be mailed to your address. The last thing you want to do is miss these as it might mean having to pay significant penalties!
You also have to ensure that your vehicle is registered to the right address for insurance policy purposes.
It is important to note that should you not advise the DVLA as soon as your address changes, you will be given a fine as high as £1, 000. It will be extremely difficult to challenge this fine, which means that you're going to be left significantly out of pocket! Naturally, there is going to be a small grace time period for the amount of time that you will have to update your driving licence information, but this is not going to be lots of time, therefore we do suggest that the second you know that an item will change with your circumstances, you give the DVLA a phone call on 0843 133 7178. At least you are able to say that you have that out of the way and it doesn't need to be done ever again.