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Changing your name and address on your registration certificate

You must inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) of any changes to your name, address or both. You must also inform the DVLA if either the name and address details shown on the registration certificate are incorrect.

How to change your name and address

You should complete the New Keeper section six on the registration certificate with your

What happens next

The DVLA will aim to deliver a registration certificate to you within four weeks of receiving your application. However, please allow six weeks before contacting DVLA.

Changing your name and address on your driving licence

You may also need to change your name and address details on your driving licence. Information on how to do this can be found on the link below.

Changing your name and address on your retention certificate

If you have a personalised registration mark on retention, you should return the retention certificate (V778), with a covering letter advising of the change of name and or address to Cherished Transfers, DVLA, Swansea SA99 1BW. An updated certificate will be delivered within six weeks. Failure to notify the DVLA of your change of address could result in you not receiving the automatic reminder form to extend the retention period. Further information on the retention scheme can be found on the link below.

Further information

If you are changing your name and or address, then use the checklist provided in the link below to be sure that you notify the different organisations of your new details.

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