I'm applying for changing the address in my driving licence. I'm filling right now the D1 Form, following the guidelines provided here, the form is the one below

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I don't have to change either name or photo. The only bit concerning me is the payment (in "your checklist" section). Do I need to pay anything for this application.

It doesn't seem to me from the guideline above, but I'm just checking.

Thank you.

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There is no charge to change the address on your driving licence


It's a legal requirement to tell DVLA when you change address and any charge would put some people off doing that. Making it a free service encourages compliance.

  • Should I just leave it blank then? Jun 2, 2018 at 12:28
  • Yes. But just one more thing. Do you already have a photo card licence or do you have a legacy paper only licence? If the latter, you'll need to move to the newer format and there might be a fee for that.
    – user16259
    Jun 2, 2018 at 16:31
  • Already have photocard one. Jun 2, 2018 at 16:37
  • I forgot to ask this, do I need to send the licence as well together with the application? It seems to me I have to send it only If I wanted to change picture on the licence, though given we are talking about "changing" not sure what to do. Jun 3, 2018 at 21:44

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