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Wales - Change Name on Your Driving Licence

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Procedure[edit]

Photocard driving licence

  • Car or motorbike licence holders: Fill in form D1 Application for a driving licence. The form is available from the DVLA form ordering service or most Post Offices.
  • Lorry or bus licence: Fill in form D2 Application for a lorry/bus licence. The form is available from the DVLA form ordering service.


All drivers and riders will also need to include the following to their application:

  • original documents confirming your new name
  • photocard driving licence and paper counterpart

Note: You dont need to send a new photo.


Paper driving licence

  • Car or motorbike licence holders: Fill in form D1 Application for a driving licence. The form is available from the DVLA form ordering service or most Post Offices.
  • Lorry or bus licence: Fill in form D2 Application for a lorry/bus licence. The form is available from the DVLA form ordering service.


You must also include the following to your application:

  • original documents confirming your new name
  • your driving licence and a passport-type photograph


Old driving licence unavailable: You must declare on the form if your old licence has been lost, stolen or destroyed.


Sending your application:

  • For D1 car or motorbike applications:
DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1BN
  • For D2 lorry or bus applications:
DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1BR


For those who disqualified from driving: You can still notify DVLA if you change your name.

  1. Write a letter including:
    1. old and new name
    2. driving licence number (if you know it)
    3. date of birth
  2. Send to:
    DVLA
    Swansea
    SA99 1AB
  3. Your driver record will be updated and youll receive a D27 driving licence renewal application 56 days before your disqualification ends.



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Required Documents[edit]

Photocard driving licence

  • Completed application form
  • original documents confirming your new name
  • photocard driving licence and paper counterpart


Paper driving licence

  • Completed application form
  • original documents confirming your new name
  • your driving licence and a passport-type photograph



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Driver licensing enquiries
Telephone: 0300 790 6801
Textphone: 18001 0300 123 1278
Fax from outside the UK: +44 (0)1792 786 369

Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday, 8am to 2pm
Fax: 0300 123 0784
Call charges

Postal Address
Drivers Customer Services
Correspondence Team
DVLA
Swansea
SA6 7JL


Driver and vehicle enquiries for Welsh speakers
Telephone: 0300 790 6819
Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday, 8am to 2pm
Call charges



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Processing Time[edit]

It will take DVLA about 3 weeks to process your application and send your new driving licence.

It will take longer if they have to check your health or personal details.

Allow at least 3 weeks for your licence to arrive before contacting DVLA.



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Instructions[edit]

Fill in the appropriate form and send it to DVLA with your old driving licence and any supporting documents.

Use the same processes to change your title (eg Ms to Dr). You dont need to send evidence unless its a hereditary title.

Note: You may drive while waiting for your new licence.



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Need for the Document[edit]

A driving license is an official document which states that a person may operate a motorized vehicle, such as a motorcycle, car, truck or a bus, on a public roadway. This document also serves as identification and proof of age.

Here is a procedure on how to notify DVLA of any changes with regards to the licence holder's name and apply those changes to the driver's license.



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External Links[edit]

  • DVLA form ordering service:
http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/onlineservices/order_forms.aspx?ext=gov
  • GOV.UK:
https://www.gov.uk/change-name-driving-licence



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