Change the address on your driving licence

Apply by post

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.

It’s taking longer than usual to process applications sent by post because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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 do not have your D741, use licence application form D1 for cars or motorcycles or D2 for lorries and buses - you can get them from most Post Offices.

If you want to change your photo at the same time, fill in a D1 ‘application for a driving licence’, available at most Post Offices. 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)

Damaged or altered cheques will not be accepted.

If you want to change your name at the same time, fill in a D1 ‘application for a driving licence’, available at most Post Offices.

You’ll also need to send original documents in your new name.

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, both available at most Post Offices
  • your driving licence
  • original documents confirming your identity
  • a passport photograph
  1. Step 1 Update your driving licence

    You must update your provisional or full driving licence when you move.

    1. Change the address on your driving licence
  2. Step 2 Update your vehicle's log book (V5C)

    You must update a vehicle's log book if you're the registered keeper.

    1. Change the address on your vehicle's log book
  3. Step 3 Update your Direct Debit

    If you pay for your vehicle tax by Direct Debit, you need to tell DVLA when you change address.

    1. Phone DVLA to tell them you've moved
  4. Step 4 Update your personalised number plate documents

    If you have a private registration number and it's not on a vehicle, you must update your V750 or V778 documents.

    1. Update your personalised registration documents
  5. Step 5 Update your trailer registration certificate

    If you have a trailer and want to continue taking it abroad, you must register it to your new address.

    1. Change the address on your trailer registration certificate