Change address on your driving licence online

Change your address on your Northern Ireland driving licence online. This service is only available if you are still resident in Northern Ireland.

Before you start

If your driving licence is not a Northern Ireland licence and you're resident in Northern Ireland, you may be able to exchange your licence for a Northern Ireland driving licence. 

If you have a Northern Ireland driving licence and are resident outside Northern Ireland, you should contact the licensing authorities where you are now resident.

You must let the Driver and Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland (DVA) know if your address changes as it will mean that your records are up-to-date and therefore future driving licence reminders will be sent to the right address.

To apply online to change your address you will need:

  • a credit or debit card (if payment is needed)
  • a valid email address
  • a printer
  • your Northern Ireland driving licence number and expiry date (date it runs out on)- both can be found on the plastic card part of your driving licence – ‘5’ is the driving licence number and  ‘4b’ the expiry date

When changing your address you will need to:-

  • send both parts of your driving licence (a plastic photocard and a paper part which is known as the paper counterpart) to DVA

If you are unable to return both parts of your driving licence you must give a reason why.  In this case, you will need to pay for a replacement licence.  If your licence is due to expire (run out) within the next 12 months you can consider applying to renew it now instead of replacing it. Either way costs the same.

If your licence has expired or is within two months of expiring you cannot apply to change your address.  You must apply to renew your driving licence. 

You can find out how any personal information you submit to the Department for Infrastructure (Driver & Vehicle Agency) when using this service will be handled by viewing their privacy notice

Although you can change your address online you cannot change your name online.  If your name has changed from that on your existing licence you must fill in and return a driving licence application form (DL1* or DL2* if you have a lorry or bus driving licence)  together with the right identity documents.

*DL1 and DL2 forms are available from Post Offices, DVA test centres and the DVA Local Office in Coleraine.

 

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