Updating address on driving licence

Here are some costs involved: (These prices are set to fall from 0ctober 31, so will be updated then.) Here’s our at-a-glance guide to all you need to know about changes coming to your driving licence. If you have a photocard licence, the paper counterpart that goes with it is being abolished from the middle of 2015.

If you live in England, Scotland or Wales, you will also get the Union Flag displayed on it – alongside the EU standard – when you come to renew or apply for a new licence.

Interested parties – such as employers and holiday hire car firms – will want to see the paper counterpart to check your driving history or entitlements, so to prepare for the abolition of the paper counterpart, the DVLA is developing a new online service to reveal real-time driving data to parties who have a genuine reason to see it.

The information will only be provided with the knowledge of the licence holder.

You’ll need to send supporting information such as a marriage certificate, decree absolute or Deed Poll certificate. You’ll also need to send your photocard and counterpart (if before June 8, 2015), or your old-style paper licence.

How much: Free Medical change: If you’ve suffered a medical problem that could affect your driving, you are required to inform the DVLA.

Reasons for this could be anything from age to the type of vehicle being driven, so make sure you know when yours need renewing.

(multiple states)I know you can't legally drive in most states without updating your license, but is it illegal to not update your license if you don't intend on driving?

Or in other words, if 10 years down the line I decide I want to go off the grid and not have a state ID, am I breaking the law by not informing the DMV of my move and getting a new license?

If you do want to upgrade, though, this can be done for free if changing your address, name or adding an entitlement.

Otherwise, with no change of details, it’ll cost you £17.00 by post or £14.00 for online renewals. The paper counterpart of your driving licence can be used to tell you how many penalty points you have, when they expire, what classes of vehicles you can drive and when the licence itself will need replacing.

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