Updating address on provisional driving license
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.
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This may take longer if your health or personal details have to be checked.“Drivers are required by law to let the DVLA know if they change their name or address,” said a DVLA spokesperson.“The DVLA then issue a new licence for free.“If a driver fails to notify the DVLA of changes they could face a fine of up to £1000.”If you apply online the new licence will arrive between one to three weeks.