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DVLA Phone NumberWe will forward you call to the Driving Licence phone number Click to call 0844 318 8714
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The DVLA is a UK organisation that issues all the official documentation for driving licences. It also holds the database of all licensed vehicles in the UK.
In addition to issuing driving licences, the DVLA also controls vehicle tax and even sells personal registration numbers.
How do I apply for a driving licence?
Living in the UK, you need to be 17 to apply for your your driving licence or 16 if you are disabled. You can apply for your licence three months in advance. If you would like more information on how to apply. You can phone 0844 318 8714 and we will forward you call to the DVLA.
To get a UK driving licence you must meet the following conditions:
- Be a UK citizen
- Be medically fit to drive
- Must be permitted to be able to drive
- Have proof of identity
- Three years proof of your address
- Have a national insurance number
Once you have provided all the documentation to prove you are a UK citizen, provided a valid photograph, completed your form, paid the fee and submitted all the approve identification. Your licence will be processed and issued.
You will receive the photo driving licence to evidence your driving licence and be added to the DVLA database.
How do I change my name or address on my driving licence?
It is important that if you change your name or address, you inform the DVLA straight away. It is a legal requirement to keep your address updated on the DVLA database. Failing to do so, could lead to problems issuing fines and penalties.
You can call the DVLA to request a change of details form to update your name or address. It is always a good opjputunty to send the DVLA an updated copy of your photo when changing any details on your driving licence. In most cases they will request a new photograph when changing your details anyway.
Once you have sent of your form with the new details and photograph. Your new licence will be sent to you in about three weeks.
You do not have to pay to update your name or address on your driving licence.
Lost driving licence or stolen driving licence
Your driving licence is a fundamental document in your proof of identity when applying for many things in the UK. It is always good to have your driving licence to hand to prove who you are. Occasionally you may lose your driving licence.
Always check your local police station to see if your driving licence has been handed in. If not, apply for a new one straight away. If you ring the DVLA, they will assist you with information on how to apply for your replacement driving licence.
Unfortunately, you will need to pay for a replacement driving licence and provide all your proof of identity again.
Can I be banned from driving?
You can be banned from driving if you are found guilty of certain driving offences or accumulate too many points on your licence.
You could be banned from driving because of the following:
- If you are banned from driving because of a conviction in court
- If you get 12 points of more on your driving licence with a three year period
Should any of the above has happened to you, you will receive a letter asking you to go to court. The court will decide if they are going to ban you from driving and how long for.
At the result of being banned for more than 56 days, you will need to retake your driving licence at a cost to yourself to get your licence back.
How do I tax my car?
The car tax system in the UK is a digital system. There are cameras throughout the UK on the roads that scan you number plate and ensure that the vehicle you are driving is taxed to be on the road.
If you think your car is not taxed, you should contact the DVLA straight away and do not drive your car or vehicle on the road, until you know it is taxed.
From April 2017, the road tax system in UK changed. If your vehicle was registered before April 2017, you will not be subjected to the new rules. However all cars registered after April 2017 will be effected and this could change the make and model of the car you purchase or lease. Basically, the more emissions your vehicle has, the higher your tax will be.
Personal registration plates for your car
Did you know you can buy a personalised registration plate for you car from the DVLA?
Buying a personalised registration plate is not as expensive as you may think. They are also a fantastic present for your loved one, children or parents. You also do not need a fancy car to have a personalised registration plate. Many people like to have a personalised registration plate to show something that is meaningful to themselves. Wether it be their humorous personality or their name.
Prices start at as little as £250, including the VAT and assignment fee!
- You can either buy a registration plate online from their website
- Or you can obtain a more sought after registration plate at one of the DVLA auctions
If you would like more information on attending one of the DVLA personalised registration auctions. Give their customer services a ring for details on when their next auction is taking place.