c/o address changed while abroad.

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  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    We are currently in France making our way back for ferry 10 may.
    We are fulltiming but our c/o address has moved address.
    Do we send or v5 and licences back now to get them changed or wait till we get back.
    All our docs are under the c/o address.
    What will happen if they are sent back to be changed then we get pulled by police and we don't have them on us?
    Hubbys licence had been sent back and changed as his photocard will expire 14 April.
     
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    Personally I wouldn't bother I'd do it when I came back. But of course that is not a recommendation for you to do the same:Smile: An address can be changed quickly on line these days see here :thumb: https://www.gov.uk/change-address-driving-licence
     
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    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    But we would have to send the v5 back and then we wouldn't have the original documents, same goes for licence.
    Can the police impound your vehicle if we can't produce them even though we have scanned evidence of licenses and v5 but different address?
    Not with the v5, original has to be sent back.
     
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    Greetings,

    You have a V5C in your name with your vehicles Registration number thereon.
    You also have a passport with your details thereon.
    The data interface between the Police and DVLA will show that you have a valid Driving Licence

    Why would the Police want to impound your vehicle? You can explain that the person occupying your C/O address has moved (although why you would want to offer this information is unclear.)

    You are worrying over unnecessarily over something of no consequence.

    The only thing the Police would want to know is that you possess (in the abstract sense ) a Driving Licence and a valid Certificate of Insurance issued to you to drive the vehicle you are steering.
     
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    Hi Trish, we sold our bungalow while we have been away, so every thing is still at that address until we get back to the UK. :BigGrin: Bob.
     
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