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It is simple to change your address when using the web based system the DVLA have in place.
Nonetheless, generally speaking it will make your life much easier if you use the dedicated contact number for DVLA change of address. This way you can ensure that your request was handled accurately. Also, you will be able to ask any questions that you may have regarding your driving licence. Generally, things will be a little easier for you when you speak with a real person. It cuts down on much of the confusion. bipass the queue
Why you should Update Your Home Address
When you update your address with the DVLA, you will have 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 you will want to make to the DVLA.
It is important that all this information is kept up to date. It makes sure that any correspondence in connection with your driving licence is delivered to the right address. By way of example; if you're unlucky enough to be caught by a speed camera, you need to know so that you will be able to pay off your fine or contest the charge. By changing your address, you'll be able to make certain that any notices concerning the renewal of your licence or vehicle tax will be delivered to your address. The last thing you want to do is miss these as it could mean having to pay substantial penalties!
You also have to ensure that your vehicle is registered to the right address for insurance purposes.
It is important to note that if you don't inform the DVLA once your address changes, you will be given a fine as high as £1, 000. It is going to be incredibly tough to challenge this fine, which implies that you're going to be left significantly 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 details, but this is not going to be too much time, therefore we do suggest that the instant you know that anything at all 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 taken care of and it doesn't need to be done again.