You can apply for vehicle tax up to 2 months before it expires if you’re going to be abroad before your current tax runs out.

Apply to DVLA Swansea, SA99 1DZ.

What you’ll need

You’ll need to send:

  • your Registration Certificate (V5C)
  • a letter from you explaining why you’re applying in advance
  • a filled-in form V10 or V85 for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs)
  • an MOT or Goods Vehicle Testing (GVT) certificate (if you need one for your vehicle), which must be valid when the new tax starts
  • the payment for your vehicle tax (by cheque, postal order or banker’s draft payable to ‘DVLA Swansea’)