Change the address on either:

  • your full driving licence
  • your provisional driving licence

It doesn’t cost anything to change your address with DVLA.

You can still drive while you’re waiting for your new licence.

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

This page is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

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You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA when your address changes.

You need:

  • your Government Gateway ID - if you don’t have one, you’ll get an ID as part of your application
  • your driving licence
  • to be a resident of Great Britain - there’s a different process in Northern Ireland
  • to give the addresses you’ve lived at in the last 3 years
  • to not be banned from driving

Provide your driving licence number, National Insurance number and passport number if you know them.

You must also change the address on your vehicle log book and vehicle tax Direct Debit (if that’s how you pay).

If you want to change your photo at the same time

Your licence must be valid for at least 2 more years, otherwise you’ll have to renew it.

You can either:

  • choose to use the same photo as your passport
  • send a recent passport-style photo - you’ll get a letter telling you how to send it after you’ve used the online service

It costs £14. You can pay by MasterCard, Visa, Electron, Maestro or Delta debit or credit card. There’s no fee if you’re over 70 or have a medical short period licence.

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.

What happens next

You’ll get a confirmation email from DVLA after you’ve applied. You might be asked to take part in research by email, but you can opt out.

Your updated licence should arrive within one week if you apply online. Contact DVLA if it hasn’t arrived after 3 weeks.

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

Photocard driving licence

Complete the ‘changes’ section on letter D741 that came with your licence.

Then send both your photocard driving licence and the letter to DVLA.

DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1BN

If you don’t have your D741, order a licence application form to update your address. Order form D1 for cars or motorcycles or D2 for lorries and buses.

If you want to change your photo or name at the same time

Order and fill in a D1 form.

If you’re changing your photo you’ll also need to send:

  • a recent passport-style photo
  • a cheque or postal order for £17, payable to DVLA (there’s no fee if you’re over 70 or have a medical short period licence)

Paper driving licence

Send the following to DVLA:

What happens next

Your updated licence should arrive within 3 weeks. Contact DVLA if it hasn’t arrived after then.