It's time to MOT your paperwork
It's just as important to MOT your paperwork on a regular basis as it is to check the air in your tyres. Every time your name, address or other details change, you can apply for an updated driving licence and vehicle registration certificate free-of-charge.
Why is it important to update?
It's a legal requirement to notify Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) when you change name and/or address. Failure to notify DVA could result in a £1,000 fine.
Informing DVA about changes to your name, address or the details of your vehicle is very important. DVA's records are used to support law enforcement and track down vehicle tax evaders, owners of abandoned vehicles and those involved in vehicle theft and related crimes.
The records are used to notify you if your vehicle needs to be recalled and contact your family in the event that you're involved in an accident.
Update now! How to tell DVA
To tell DVA of a change of name, address or vehicle details you can use your driving licence or your vehicle registration certificate (V5C) (NI). If any of your documents have been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to apply for a duplicate with the appropriate fee.
If you need any of the forms to notify DVA of any changes, they are available from selected Post Office® branches, Local Vehicle Licensing Offices or MOT centres You can also order the driving licence DL1 application pack or a V34(NI) application for a vehicle registration certificate, from DVA by calling 0845 402 4000.
- Keeping your driving licence up to date
- Change of name and address on your registration certificate
- Replacing your driving licence if lost, stolen, defaced or destroyed
- Replacing a lost or stolen registration certificate
- Apply for a vehicle registration certificate V5C(NI) (form V34(NI))