Change the address on your driving licence with DVLA online for free. Apply using your Government Gateway ID. If you don’t have one or need to re-register, you’ll get an ID as part of your application.

What you need to know

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You’ll need to:

  • have your driving licence (both parts if it’s a photocard licence)
  • be a resident of Great Britain
  • provide addresses of where you’ve lived for the last 3 years
  • have a valid UK passport or other form of identity
  • have your National Insurance number if known
  • not be disqualified from driving

If you need to change your name at the same time, you’ll have to apply by post.

Your updated licence should arrive within 1 week if you apply online.

If you’re moving abroad, you can’t register your new address on your British driving licence. Contact the driving licence authority in your new country of residence.

Driving licences issued from 14 October 2012 look different, but existing licences are still valid.

  • Proof of identification required
  • Valid UK passport required
  • 3 years of address details required

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

Postal applications take up to 3 weeks.

Photocard driving licence

Complete the ‘changes’ section on your paper counterpart, sign and date it.

Then send both your photocard driving licence and the paper counterpart to:

DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1BN

Paper driving licence

Send the following to DVLA:

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