To learn more about driving licences in the UK, you can contact the DVLA by phone on 0300 790 6801, which is a local-rate number.
When you’re registering a vehicle for use in the UK, there are a few things that you need to get checked first. Firstly you should examine the legal status of the vehicle. If a car is not smuggled in, stolen or otherwise illegally procured, chances are it is a legal vehicle. Another requirement that a vehicle needs to pass is road-worthiness, which pertains to the physical attributes of the vehicle that contribute to its functionality and safety on the road.
Phone Numbers for Contacting the DVLA
If you are interested in getting a driver licence in the UK, then you can contact the DVLA on 0300 790 6801 for more information. This helpline can also be accessed via textphone or Minicom on 18001 0300 123 1278. If you want to send them a fax containing information pertaining to your enquiry then fax them on 01792 786 369.
If you are interested in registering a vehicle for use in the UK, you will need to contact the DVLA on 0300 790 6802 for details on how to go about the registration process. You can also reach the DVLA’s driver licensing help team via textphone on 18001 0300 123 1279 in case you have difficulty hearing, or send a fax to 0300 123 0798.
These numbers are not in any way an exhaustive list of all the DVLA contact options. If you want to view a complete list of their phone numbers visit either of the following sites:
- https://www.gov.uk/contact-the-dvla – This is the government’s official DVLA contact page.
- http://contactnumbers.buzz/dvla/ – This is probably the most comprehensive set of DVLA contact details on any well-organised single page of the web.
Write to the DVLA
It is unsurprising to learn that the DVLA have a number of different postal addresses given that they administer driving licences and oversee vehicle tax across the whole of the United Kingdom. Please write to the address most appropriate to your vehicle enquiries, however note it may take them up to a week to respond to your query:
- VEHICLE CUSTOMER SERVICES,
Write to the DVLA for car tax and vehicle sales enquiries via this address. They will help ensure your vehicle is full roadworthy.
- DRIVERS CUSTOMER SERVICES,
You can apply for a provisional driving licence and post expired photocards at this address. Any questions you may have as a driver can be posted to this address, unless they relate specifically to your car/vehicle (in which case please use the first address, listed above this one) or medical conditions (in which case see the address below).
- DRIVERS’ MEDICAL ENQUIRIES,
Enquire about a recent medical condition which may affect your driving by writing to this address. They will let you know if you are still legally permitted to drive in the UK, given your current condition.