Updating address on provisional driving license
Fw-300 .qstn-title #ya-trending-questions-show-more, #ya-related-questions-show-more #ya-trending-questions-more, #ya-related-questions-more /* DMROS */ .I have gone to update it online, but it asks how long I have been at my current address.
Money Saving expert Martin Lewis revealed on ITV’s This Morning last month that drivers who fail to update the ‘4b’ photo on their licence could received up to £1,000 fine.If I put two years, could I face a fine for being honest and not doing it sooner? When buying a first home, you won't be alone in forgetting to update your address with all the relevant authorities after the big move.Research from insurer Direct Line shows that millions of motorists have failed to update their address with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency."If you’ve a photo driving licence, get it out and check the 4b date on it.That’s the date your photo expires, and 2.2m of them are out of date."If you’re stopped by police it can result in a fine of up to £1,000."Now the DVLA does write to you, but many miss it.“If yours is out of date, don’t worry, you won’t be fined for renewing it, so get it sorted.”Photo card licences must be replaced every ten years.The news comes days after the DVLA revealed plans to introduce digital licences which be accessible on smartphones.
The digital licence is being introduced and is said to offer a ‘quick, easy and secure’ service which means that drivers would never be without their licence.
Tell the DVA of a change of address and get your driving licence updated at the following link: Note - if you would like your supporting documents returned by secure delivery then include a registered post or pre-paid Royal Mail Special delivery envelope with your application.
Or, you can hand in your application at any one of the following seven MOT test centres that have a checking service: Remember - you can only make the DVA aware of a Northern Ireland address change.
When we put your question to the DVLA a spokesperson told us: 'Drivers are required by law to let the DVLA know if they change their name or address.'If a driver fails to notify the DVLA of changes, they could face a fine of up to £1,000.'Now, the lingering threat of a fine of a thousand pounds certainly does sound scary, but as you say, there isn't much incentive to update your records with the DVLA if you think you are going to get stung for being honest.
The DVLA knows this and wants to encourage people to update whenever they can, no matter how long it has been.
To find out how to change your name and address details on your vehicle registration certificate and record, use the link below: The DVA aims to process your licence within 10 working days of receiving a completed application.