The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) has now formally notified DVLA that they will ask their members to take strike action between Tuesday 6th and Friday 9th April. It is not clear at this stage how many PCS members will respond to this request or what the impact of this action will be, should it go ahead.

The contingency measures that DVLA has had in place through the pandemic to mitigate the impact on DVLA’s paper application services will continue and be reinforced if the strike action does go ahead.

DVLA's online services will still be available and are the quickest and easiest way to deal with them.

For information and to access the services go to

There are some maintenance works planned over the weekend:

DVLA will be carrying out essential maintenance on a number of its online services on Sunday 28/03/21.

The following services will be unavailable from 08:00hrs up to approximately 12 noon.

  • Assign a personalised number online
  • Retain a personalised number online
  • Disposal of a vehicle to trade
  • Acquire a vehicle from trade
  • Vehicle Keeper to keeper change

DVLA has apologised for any inconvenience this may cause.