The fast and easy way of how to change car registration details and update vehicle registration certificate

If you are planning on moving home, there is so much more you’ll have to do other than packing and moving your furniture and belongings. One of the main things you will need know when moving home is how to change car registration details and update vehicle registration certificate. If you do not know how to change your car registration and update vehicle registration certificate, your car insurance could be void.

To change your car registration and driving licence you will need to notify DVLA  and your insurance providers of the new address where your car will be kept over night.

For changing your car registration you will need to request a copy of the (V5C) which can be picked up from your local Post Office. In section 6 fill in your name and address of your new home details. Sign and date the (V5C) form. And then return the (V5C) form to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BA. It can take up to 4 weeks before your new (V5C) will arrive and it is FREE of charge.

To change your address on your driving licence you will need to visit DVLA online and fill out the forms. You should receive your new licence in roughly 1 week from sending your application. To apply for a change of address on your driving licence you will need to have the following in place:

  • Both parts of your UK driving licence,
  • Be a UK resident,
  • Provide addresses for the last 3 years,
  • Not be disqualified from driving
  • Have a valid UK passport,
  • Have your National Insurance number

If you have break down cover for your vehicle from any of the following companies RAC, AA or Green Flag, get in touch with them and let them know of your change of address as many break down companies will have break down assistance cover from your home address.

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