With the addition of the new online service, customers can update the address on both their driving licence and log book in less than 5 minutes on GOV.UK.
New figures released by DVLA show that around 66% of all customers who change the address on their driving licence now do so online. With August traditionally being the peak house moving month in the UK, DVLA has reminded motorists how simple it is to keep their address up to date online, to avoid pitfalls including missed reminders.
As well as driving licences, around 1.5 million vehicle log books are also updated with a new address every year. Following the housing market opening up post-lockdown, DVLA launched the new online service for motorists to update the address on their vehicle log book (V5C) without needing to post documents to DVLA. Over 130,000 log books have so far been updated and sent to customers using this service, which speeds up the process to receive a new log book – reducing waiting times from 6 weeks to just 5 working days.
DVLA’s online service to update the address on a driving licence has been available for several years but has never been more popular, with DVLA processing around 2.2 million changes of address from customers who used this service last year alone. Now, with the addition of the new online service, customers can update the address on both their driving licence and log book in less than 5 minutes on GOV.UK.
DVLA Service Manager Anthony Bamford said “Our online services will always be the quickest way to keep your address up to date with us, which helps make sure you don’t miss important correspondence once you’ve moved house.
Millions of drivers change the address on their driving licence this way, and you can now update your vehicle’s log book online too. It’s important to remember to update both when you move - and it’s quick and easy on GOV.UK”.