You're able to change your address making use of online system the DVLA have in place. www.contactthem.co.uk/dvla-change-of-address/
Nevertheless, in most instances it'll make your life easier if you use the dedicated contact number for DVLA change of address. This way you can ensure your application was handled accordingly. While doing so, you'll be able to ask any questions you might have concerning your driver's licence. Basically, things will probably be a bit easier for you when you speak with a real person. It reduces much of the confusion.
Why you should Update Your Home Address
Whenever you update your address with the DVLA, you will have changes made to the following:
• The address on your driving licence.
• Your vehicle logbook address (V5C) will be refreshed
• There will be a new billing address for any payments that you need to make to the DVLA.
It is vital that all this information is kept up to date. It helps to ensure that any correspondence associated with your driving licence is delivered to the right address. One example is; if you're unlucky enough to be captured by a speed camera, you need to know so that you can be able to pay off your fine or contest the fee. By changing your address, you'll be able to make certain any notifications regarding the renewal of your licence or vehicle tax will be sent to your address. The last thing you want to do is miss those as it might mean paying substantial penalties!
You will also need to ensure your vehicle is registered to the right address for insurance policy purposes.
It is important to note that should you not inform the DVLA as soon as your address changes, you will be given a fine of up to £1, 000. It will be very difficult to challenge this fine, which means that you're going to be left considerably out of pocket! Obviously, there is going to be a small grace period of time for the amount of time that you will have to update your driving licence details, but this is not going to be a lot of time, so we do suggest that the moment you know that anything at all is going to change with your circumstances, you give the DVLA a phone call on 0843 133 7178. At least you can say that you have that out of the way and it does not need to be done again.