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Guide To Complete Driving Licence & DVLA Logbook Change Of Address (V5C)

Can you change your address on your driving licence online? Yes, If you’re looking to do this you need to do this directly via the dedicated GOV website page, (driving licence address update online). This is the easiest way to get the job done quickly. You can also change driving licence address details by post if preferred, in this case you will require a D741 form that should have come alongside your photocard UK driving licence. Don’t worry if you haven’t got the form or wouldn’t know where to look to find it, you can also pick-up a D1 form from the Post Office or simply download a D1 form from the GOV website.

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How to change address on driving licence?
How much to change address on driving licence?
Penalty for not changing address on driving licence
How To Update My Address With DVLA?
How long does it take DVLA to change address on my licence?
Do you have to cut up your old driving licence?
What is a V5C?
What Does A V5C Logbook Look Like?

How to Change Address On Driving Licence

Can you change your address on your driving licence online? Yes, If you’re looking to do this you need to do this directly via the dedicated GOV website page, (driving licence address update online). This is the easiest way to get the job done quickly. You can also change driving licence address details by post if preferred, in this case you will require a D741 form that should have come alongside your photocard UK driving licence. Don’t worry if you haven’t got the form or wouldn’t know where to look to find it, you can also pick-up a D1 form from the Post Office or simply download a D1 form from the GOV website.

How Much To Change Address On Driving Licence?

You may be wondering how much to change address on driving licence and if there is a cost for the DVLA changing address on log-books. It is completely free of charge online and by post to change your address on your driving licence and logbook. You can also change your name online for free. There is a charge of £17 if you wish to change your photo, photo and name or photo and address at the same time if done by post. If you do this online, it is just £14. You can see a full breakdown of changes to licence costs here.

Penalty For Not Changing Address On Driving Licence

It is important that you update your driving licence and logbook (V5C) to avoid any penalties. You can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not inform DVLA when your address changes. If this is something you are worried about, you can update your address across both documents online, (driving licence address update online).

How To Update My Address With DVLA?

How do you notify DVLA of change of address? There is also a step by step GOV page to update your driving licence, you can update your vehicles logbook (V5C), amend direct debit details and even update personalised plate documents or trailer registration certificates all in the same place. If you’re wondering how to change address on provisional driving licence online, this is also the dedicated GOV page you require. You must update both full driving licences and provisional licences when you change address.

How Long Does It Take DVLA To Change Address On My Licence?

Your new licence will usually arrive within 3 weeks’ time. This process can sometimes take longer if identity checks, and medical details need to be checked and is usually around 2 weeks if applied for online. If you still haven’t received your new driving licence with the correct address after 3 weeks, you are advised to contact the DVLA directly.

Do You Have To Cut Up Your Old Driving Licence?

You may be asking yourself, “Do I need to send my old driving licence back?”, it does state on the GOV website that you must send back your old photocard licence directly to the DVLA with an address they provide as you receive your new licence. However, this is for the renewal of your driving licence, if you are just changing the address, you will likely be prompted to cut up and safely discard the licence yourself, it is important that it is disposed of correctly to avoid identity theft.

What Is A V5C?

A V5C is a vehicle registration document for the driver and vehicle licencing agency (DVLA). Within the V5C is a list of important information about your vehicle, it is also known as a logbook. 

  • Date registered
  • Manufacturer of vehicle
  • Engine size 
  • Colour of vehicle
  • Registered Keeper 
  • Registered Owner

DVLA change of address (V5C)

If you change names, addresses, or even modify your vehicle it is your responsibility to ensure that your V5C document is updated to maintain accuracy. If you’re wondering how to change V5C address, there is a dedicated GOV page where you can just change your details on your V5C if required, (V5C change of address online). You must be the registered keeper to change your address.

What Does A V5C Logbook Look Like?

V5C Logbook Example for DVLA Logbook Change Of Address

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If you need to update your drivers license and plan to hire a vehicle from us within the next 28 days, then please do not complete the driver license change at home - we will do it in the office to comply with our insurers T&C's. We have a full fleet of vehicles to get you on the road in no-time and are perfectly located to serve Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire. You can also use a DVLA check code to share the online counterpart of your driving licence when hiring a vehicle from hirefleet. To learn more about this checkout our post on how to get your DVLA check code.

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