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Failed to change driving license address
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I haven't changed my driving licence address for 3 years, because I had no intentions of driving in this period. I didn't own a vehicle or rent a vehicle so it was something I'd forgotten about. I'm now due to move, and see the potential fine for not changing address. If I phoned DVLA would they be understanding given that I didn't drive in this period, had no intention to and don't own a vehicle either?
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If you are still in the early stages of moving and it will be months, then maybe change it to your current address first.
there's no charge to change the address - but be aware of scam firms who appear at the top of a google search for "change driving license address". They look like DVLA site but will charge you £50 for something you can do yourself for free
My question is regarding the fine. As soon as I update my address will they issue a fine? Or do people get fined from being caught driving with wrong addresses?
I’d hope someone could see that i haven’t driven in this period, so wasn’t looking to avoid fines or scam.
But when I'm updating my address, it wants my address history for the previous 3 years. I have been in two addresses since the current address on my licence. Presumably I have to give the previous addresses over the 3 years, instead of just putting the one where I am now?
But when updating the address, it wants 3 years history of addresses. Presumably I should give the addresses I've lived at since my last official address?