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Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
Christopher Harper & Liv Clarke

DVLA issues £1,000 fine warning to all UK drivers who have moved home

Motorists who have recently moved home have been warned by the DVLA that they could face a hefty £1,000 fine. Drivers with a provisional or full licence are being urged to make sure their address is updated if they’ve changed their residence.

Those who haven’t updated their licence could be fined for not doing so, articulalry if they have been involved in an accident. There are other things you need to make sure are updated if you move as well, BirminghamLive reports.

Drivers need to make sure that all their documents are up-to-date to prevent any fines. The government department issued a fresh reminder on Thursday.


In a tweet, the government said: “Moved home? You must update your:

  • driving licence

  • Vehicle log book (V5C)

  • Direct Debit for vehicle tax

  • Private number plate documents"

You can apply to change your licence address through online and paper applications.

However, if you also want to apply to change your name - say, if you get married - you can only complete the process by post and pick up a form in your local office.

Contact details must also be changed for vehicle log books, if you pay your tax via direct debit or if you have personalised number plates. The same fine can be given if you update your licence only without changing your address on the above.

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