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Wales - Change the Address on Your Driving Licence

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Procedure[edit]

Online

Apply for the procedure online for free. You will need your Government Gateway ID for this. If you dont have one, or need to re-register, youll get an ID as part of your application.

Click the link to apply online : LINK


Notes:

  • You can drive while waiting for your new licence.
  • If youre moving abroad, you cant register your new address on your British driving licence. Contact the driving licence authority in your new country of residence.


By Post

Photocard driving licence:

  1. Fill in the changes section on your paper counterpart, sign and date it.
  2. Then send both your photocard driving licence and the paper counterpart to:
    DVLA
    Swansea
    SA99 1BN


Paper driving licence:

Send the following to DVLA:
a completed form D1 Application for a driving licence for car and motorbike licences, or a completed form D2 Application for a lorry/bus licence for lorry and bus licences
your driving licence
original documents confirming your identity
a passport photograph



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Required Documents[edit]

Online application:

  • have your driving licence (both parts if its a photocard licence)
  • valid UK passport or other form of identity


By Post

  • Photocard driving licence:
    • Signed and dated request form
    • Your photocard driving licence and the paper counterpart
  • Paper driving licence:
    • completed form D1 Application for a driving licence for car and motorbike licences, or a completed form D2 Application for a lorry/bus licence for lorry and bus licences
    • your driving licence
    • original documents confirming your identity
    • a passport photograph



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Driver licensing enquiries
Telephone: 0300 790 6801
Textphone: 18001 0300 123 1278
Fax from outside the UK: +44 (0)1792 786 369

Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday, 8am to 2pm
Fax: 0300 123 0784
Call charges

Postal Address
Drivers Customer Services
Correspondence Team
DVLA
Swansea
SA6 7JL


Driver and vehicle enquiries for Welsh speakers
Telephone: 0300 790 6819
Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday, 8am to 2pm
Call charges



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Eligibility[edit]

Online application:

  • be a resident of Great Britain
  • you will need to provide addresses of where youve lived for the last 3 years
  • you will also need to provide your National Insurance number if known
  • have a valid UK passport or other form of identity
  • not be disqualified from driving

Note: If you need to change your name at the same time, youll have to apply by post.


By Post

You can also change the address on your licence by post. The process is different if you have a photocard or paper driving licence.



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Processing Time[edit]

  • Online: It will take about a week for DVLA to process your application and send your updated licence .
  • By post: You should receive your updated driving licence within 3 weeks.



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Need for the Document[edit]

A driving license is an official document which states that a person may operate a motorized vehicle, such as a motorcycle, car, truck or a bus, on a public roadway. This document also serves as identification and proof of age.

DVLA must be notified of any changes with regards to the licence holder's address and apply those changes to the driver's license.

You may change the address on your driving licence online or by mail.



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External Links[edit]

  • DVLA form ordering service:
http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/onlineservices/order_forms.aspx?ext=gov
  • GOV.UK:
https://www.gov.uk/change-address-driving-licence



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