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Licence update

It’s easy to forget, but you must ensure that your address is up-to-date on your driving licence as failure to do so could land you with a £1,000 fine. Be diligent about this even if it’s a temporary address change, such as a move to university – and it won’t cost you anything as the DVLA will issue a new licence for free. Any change of address can be updated on the Gov.uk website and a new licence posted to you within one to three weeks. Failure to update your address could also invalidate your car insurance premium. Changes of address – even if temporary – must be told to your insurer as certain postcodes and property types attract higher premiums.