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19 Nov 07 #7059 by scottishlady
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Hi...
This isn't technically divorce question... but any thoughts would be appreciated...
I received a letter from my sol today... amongst other things it said that my STBX had applied for a new drivers licence (seems he lost his old one)... it says he had been told by the DVLA that it could only be sent to the former matrimonial home....so - would I forward it to her when it arrives so she can then forward it to his sol...
Now... it seems to me that he could have it sent to him at his current address....

Thanks for any thoughts
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19 Nov 07 #7061 by OO Soul
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I thought it was a requirement to have your correct address on your driving licence and could be fined if found to be incorrect

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19 Nov 07 #7064 by DownButNotOut
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I have some knowledge of this as it happened to me.

I now live in france, i need to trade my UK licence for a french one but lost my UK one some years ago.

I tried to get a new copy sent to me by DVLA but they would only send it to the address on the licence which is my former marital home.

They sent it and my wife refused to send it on to me.

So for last 2 years i have been driving in France without licence cos I cannot get a copy of my UK licence to trade for a French one.

One day this will cause me a problem, but for now i just get on without one. (IN france police can request to see your licence if they stop you and you must have it one you).

I actually did this process twice....so my ex wife has 2 copies of my driving licence hostage.

From memory there is a longer more expensive form/process where they will send it to a new address (didnt help me cos they still will not send to outside UK) - but there standard cheap online replacement service will only send copy of licence to address currently on the licence.

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19 Nov 07 #7073 by ariesgirl63
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Just a thought, but surely he could set up a 'redirection of post' with the post office to ensure that any items of post in his name get automatically forwarded on to his new address! I wouldn't want to be having to foward items on or having him call round to collect them.

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19 Nov 07 #7075 by scottishlady
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Thankyou all for your replies..... it helps a great deal...
OO...Yes... I believe you are correct... it is a legal requirement to have a current address on your drivers licence....lol... he may have been too busy with his 'new lady' to address such trivialities:angry:
DBNO....Thankyou... that information sheds a lot more light on the reasons behind the 'request'...
Ariesgirl... this is a question I have asked myself umpteen times since he left.... why doesn't he redirect his mail??...It's a mystery

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19 Nov 07 #7076 by TMax
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I would return it to dvla adresses unkown :-)due to leaving MH any info appreciated heheh

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19 Nov 07 #7079 by scottishlady
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Lol.... excellent suggestion Max x

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