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    • theone999
    • By theone999 16th Apr 18, 7:29 PM
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    dvla change of address online how long lived at present address
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    • 16th Apr 18, 7:29 PM
    dvla change of address online how long lived at present address 16th Apr 18 at 7:29 PM
    so I didn't do enough research to find out how to change address by post where it doesn't ask you how long you've lived at your current address and stupidly did it online.

    will I get fined now automatically for putting having lived at current address for 7 months before updating?

    I literally don't have £1000 to pay the fine.
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    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 16th Apr 18, 7:48 PM
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    I've never heard of anyone being prosecuted for that. I think it's very unlikely.

    Anyway, the £1,000 is the maximum. Any fine would be much income-related.
    • theone999
    • By theone999 16th Apr 18, 8:04 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 8:04 PM
    I've never heard of anyone being prosecuted for that. I think it's very unlikely.

    Anyway, the £1,000 is the maximum. Any fine would be much income-related.
    Originally posted by Car 54
    right, I'm a mature student for the year, so not really any income.

    anyway when i googled it seemed to suggest only the police pulling you over would instigate a prosecution. but I haven't managed to search anything to see if fines are automatically generated by the DVLA if when changing address online to say you've been at current residence for anything more than 0 months. It basically asking you to incriminate yourself. Which is why I should have done more research I guess before I decided to finally change my address over.
    • Raxiel
    • By Raxiel 16th Apr 18, 9:22 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:22 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:22 PM
    You've done it now. I wouldn't worry about it.

    A more pressing concern is, do you know if any post (tickets for example) could have been sent to the old address before you updated it?
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 16th Apr 18, 9:28 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:28 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:28 PM
    right, I'm a mature student for the year, so not really any income.

    anyway when i googled it seemed to suggest only the police pulling you over would instigate a prosecution. but I haven't managed to search anything to see if fines are automatically generated by the DVLA if when changing address online to say you've been at current residence for anything more than 0 months. It basically asking you to incriminate yourself. Which is why I should have done more research I guess before I decided to finally change my address over.
    Originally posted by theone999
    It's not going to happen. For a more expert opinion, post on pepipoo.com, but I'd be surprised if anyone on there has ever heard of a prosecution unless there was some massively aggravating circumstances.

    If you should ever find yourself being fined for something else, the courts use a minimum income (£120?) when calculating fines.
    • theone999
    • By theone999 17th Apr 18, 1:58 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 1:58 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 1:58 AM
    You've done it now. I wouldn't worry about it.

    A more pressing concern is, do you know if any post (tickets for example) could have been sent to the old address before you updated it?
    Originally posted by Raxiel
    I paid for RM redirection for 1 year, so no, no mail of any kind would have been missed.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 17th Apr 18, 8:12 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 8:12 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 8:12 AM
    so I didn't do enough research to find out how to change address by post where it doesn't ask you how long you've lived at your current address and stupidly did it online.

    will I get fined now automatically for putting having lived at current address for 7 months before updating?

    I literally don't have £1000 to pay the fine.
    Originally posted by theone999
    The law requires your licence and V5C to be registered to an address at which you can be quickly and reliably contacted. So long as your old one is redirected, that covers the base. However, postal redirection is not particularly quick or reliable (I received something over the weekend postmarked to the original address on 28/3, and there's definitely some stuff that gets missed), so changing asap is wise.
    • Svein Forkbeard
    • By Svein Forkbeard 17th Apr 18, 8:17 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 8:17 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 8:17 AM
    My licence was registered at my mothers address for about 20-25 years after I left home. Don't sweat it.
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