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.
Your driving licence will usually arrive within 3 weeks. It might take longer if DVLA needs to check your identity or medical details. Contact DVLA if it has not arrived within 3 weeks.
You must also:
- change the address on your vehicle log book (V5C)
- update your vehicle tax Direct Debit (if that’s how you pay)
You can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not tell DVLA when your address changes.
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.
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: