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    • Zola.
    • By Zola. 29th Jul 19, 3:11 PM
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    MOT Letter Wong Address
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    • 29th Jul 19, 3:11 PM
    MOT Letter Wong Address 29th Jul 19 at 3:11 PM
    I have my driver licence card updated long ago with the current address, but the MOT reminder letters keep going to my parents house.

    I contacted dva@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk and they have been absolutely useless, they are saying its not their responsibility, despite this site saying:

    "Driver & Vehicle Agency is responsible for licensing and testing vehicles and drivers in Northern Ireland. This page has contact details for driver licensing enquiries."

    https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/contacts-az/driver-vehicle-agency-driver-licensing

    If they are not the guys - who do I contact? Swansea? I thought everything went through our local guys...

    How can my actual licence card and paper have the right details, but the local guys have the wrong address?
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    • Soot2006
    • By Soot2006 29th Jul 19, 3:16 PM
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    • 29th Jul 19, 3:16 PM
    • #2
    • 29th Jul 19, 3:16 PM
    Unless it's different in NI, then surely the MOT letters are coming from your garage, not from any central agency? I get reminder letters, but they're from MY mechanic, hoping to retain my business.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 29th Jul 19, 3:18 PM
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    • 29th Jul 19, 3:18 PM
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    • 29th Jul 19, 3:18 PM
    I thought they were from China!

    MOT Letter "Wong" Address
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
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    • guiriman
    • By guiriman 29th Jul 19, 3:18 PM
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    • #4
    • 29th Jul 19, 3:18 PM
    • #4
    • 29th Jul 19, 3:18 PM
    Unless it's different in NI, then surely the MOT letters are coming from your garage, not from any central agency? I get reminder letters, but they're from MY mechanic, hoping to retain my business.
    Originally posted by Soot2006

    It's different in NI
    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 29th Jul 19, 3:31 PM
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    • #5
    • 29th Jul 19, 3:31 PM
    • #5
    • 29th Jul 19, 3:31 PM
    It's different in NI
    Originally posted by guiriman

    Indeed, but is it so different that the driving license address would be used for something that would go to the registered keepers address?


    We have to update twice, surely NI do too?
    • CEON44
    • By CEON44 29th Jul 19, 9:15 PM
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    • #6
    • 29th Jul 19, 9:15 PM
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    • 29th Jul 19, 9:15 PM
    I'm not sure what the MOT has to do with your driving licence but I do agree about the incompetance in the driving licence department. I've had reason over the past few months to contact them regarding my father in laws licence. Every time they go through the security questions they ask for his postcode. But they have wrong postcode and despite repeatedly telling them this no one seems to be able to amend their records to fix it. So now I just deliberately have to tell them the wrong postcode so it matches what they have recorded. Ridiculous
    I started out with nothing......And still have most of it left
    • RikM
    • By RikM 29th Jul 19, 9:29 PM
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    • #7
    • 29th Jul 19, 9:29 PM
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    • 29th Jul 19, 9:29 PM
    Unless it's different in NI, then surely the MOT letters are coming from your garage, not from any central agency? I get reminder letters, but they're from MY mechanic, hoping to retain my business.
    Originally posted by Soot2006
    Yes it's different. MOTs are due a year later than on the mainland and are only carried out at government test centres. The whole garage-MOT con is expressly ruled out.
    • RikM
    • By RikM 29th Jul 19, 9:32 PM
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    • #8
    • 29th Jul 19, 9:32 PM
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    • 29th Jul 19, 9:32 PM
    In reply to the original question: it surely goes through Swansea now. Although MOTs are still local, registration is centralised, which may mean that Swansea has the details of your registration wrong (check your V5c)...
    • Old Git
    • By Old Git 30th Jul 19, 4:58 AM
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    • #9
    • 30th Jul 19, 4:58 AM
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    • 30th Jul 19, 4:58 AM
    your driving licence being updated has nothing to do with the MOT .
    You need to update your vehicle details on the log book
    "Do not regret growing older, it's a privilege denied to many"
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