0844 453 0118

DVLA

DVLA

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is an organisation set up by the UK government and is responsible for holding all driver information of people in the UK. The DVLA issue driving licenses, sell personalised number plates and collect road tax from road users.

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Other DVLA Contact Numbers:

DVLA Phone Number
Head Office  0844 453 0118
DVLA Complaints  0844 453 0118
Customer Services  0844 453 0118

DVLA Opening Hours

Department Opening Hours
Customer Service 8:30am-11:30pm, 7 days a week

DVLA Head Office Address

Department Address
Head Office DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1BU

Reasons to contact the DVLA Contact Number:

          • If you are unsatisfied with your DVLA experience and wish to complain
          • If you are unsure how to apply for a drivers license and would like to speak to someone who works for the DVLA
          • If you have been told misleading information and wish to report this information to the DVLA
          • If you wish to make a complaint about a certain individual who works for the DVLA
          • If you are unsatisfied with the customer service that you have received previously through the DVLA

Where is the DVLA Head Office?
Who runs the DVLA?
Why has my license been revoked by the DVLA?
When is my MOT due?
Can you transfer a number plate with the DVLA?

Make a SORN with the DVLA

Making a SORN (a Statutory Odd Road Notification) with the DVLA allows you register your vehicle as off the road. You must create a SORN with the DVLA is you are keeping your vehicle off the road, in a garage, on a drive, or on private land. Doing this means that you will not have to pay vehicle tax until you tax the vehicle again. However, once you have submitted a SORN, you will no longer be able to drive your car until it is re-taxed. To create a SORN with the DVLA you will need the 16 digit number on your V11 form, and the 11 digit number on your V5C. You can also send a SORN request via post by sending your application to the head office address above.

Applying for a driving license

DVLA Driving LessonIf you are applying for your first provisional driving license with the DVLA, you will need to provide information such as your address, passport information, National Insurance number and a means to pay the £34 fee. To apply for a provisional you must also be at least 15 years and 9 months old. You will also need a passport-style photo. If you have all of these things and would still like to apply for a provisional driving license, you can do so on the government website.

If you have passed both your theory and practical tests, you can then apply for your full driving license. If you haven’t changed your name or address since you applied for your provisional driving license, your instructor will send it off to the DVLA, and you will receive your full driving license within three weeks. If you need to change your name or address on your license, you can do so by filling out a D1 form and sending it off to the DVLA head office address above. If you have made an online application for a driving license, you can track it here.

Personalised License Plates from the DVLA

The DVLA also sell personalised license plates on their dedicated website. You can search for your preferred license plate, as well as find out information on upcoming auctions from the DVLA for popular licence plates. There are 45 million plates you can search for online with the DVLA, and all plates start from £250, including VAT and the £80 registration fee you need to make your purchase. Once you have purchased your plate from the DVLA, you will receive a letter of entitlement from them. This states that you are the official owner of your license place. Once the plate is ready for you to receive, you will be informed by letter from the DVLA.

DVLA FAQ’s

Where is the DVLA Head Office?

The DVLA Head Office is based in Swansea, the full address can be found below:

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DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1BU

Who runs the DVLA?

The DVLA is an organisation devised by the UK government, and its main objective is to hold information of drivers and vehicles throughout the UK. The organisation also collect road tax and sell personalised number plates to the UK public.

Why has my license been revoked by the DVLA?

Driving licenses can be revoked by the DVLA for a number of reasons. If you have too many points on your license, if you have committed a driving offence, or if you have been caught driving whilst under the influence and have been suspended. If you are unsure why your license has been revoked, do not drive as you do not have a valid license and your insurance will therefore no longer be valid. For more information on why your license may have been revoked, ring the number above and we will connect to a member of staff from the DVLA.

When is my MOT due?

If you are unsure whether your car is due for a MOT at some point soon, you can check on the government website. Simply enter your license plate number.

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Can you transfer a number plate with the DVLA?

It is possible to transfer a registration number to another car. If the new vehicle is in your name, or if you want to transfer it to a car with another owner. Simply head over to this government website for more information.

About the DVLA

The DVLA was founded in 1965 , and was originally named the DVLC. It is currently responsible for collecting road tax, and holding a database of drivers and cars in the UK today. They are also responsible for distributing drivers licesnes. Below is a recent video uploaded to the DVLA youtube channel. For more videos from the DVLA, click through below and you will be redirected to the DVLA youtube channel.  For more information on the DVLA as a government agency, ring the number above and we will connect you to a member of the customer services at the DVLA head office.