I need the new UK ID card license to apply for a Japanese license here in Tokyo. My old paper license is still valid. In going through the process via GVT-UK online, I was met with the problem that my old address and postcode (Goldington Rd, Bedford MK41 postcode) on my paper license (the details of which I was filling in as requested) do not 'match'. Perhaps this is due to building changes over the years; or all I know, the old place might have been knocked down, as that area of town is unrecognizable after years of roadworks and construction.
It mentions requiring proof of residence in the UK for at least a month of having received the license. Well, I certainly was in the UK for some years after acquiring the license, but proof could be tricky as we're talking 20+ years ago. Is it easier to simply send the license in by snail mail and have it send to a family address in the UK? It also talks about getting fined up to 1,000 pounds if a change of address is not notified. Yikes, I haven't notified DVLC of anything for 25 years! What to do?