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Help needed re: failure to notify DVLA of sleep apnoea – consequences?


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I have just seen on TV that it is an offence (£1,000 fine) not to notify DVLA of a new address. I have been looking into this as I moved over two years ago and just haven’t gotten round to doing so. During my enquiries online I also came across medical problems that should be reported to the DVLA, one of them is sleep apnoea which I have suffered from for years. I’m now really worried that if I apply to change my address and also notify the sleep apnoea I will get into terrible trouble for not reporting this medical condition earlier, and it looks like I should have told my motor insurers too so that is probably invalid too. I am disabled so need a car to get around. Does anyone have any experience /know the consequences of this at all please? I’m desperately worried and scared I may end up going to court or something. Thanks in advance.

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As far as changing address is concerned say it is from a current date. Don't mention the move as being in the past.

I did just that a year ago - about 10 years late! (Although relatives continued to be at the old address)

 

Others here should be able to assist you on the medical side.

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My fiance still keeps his green licence (plus a copy)

 

Even though there is legislation in the pipeline to move over to photo licenceing, I doubt very much the DVLA will have a 100% record on transferring existing detail to anything modern, legal or legitimate, based on their current track record.

 

I really wouldn't worry about it, though if you want peace of mind and have a tenner spare, you could get your detail photocopied and endorsed by a solicitor, in the unlikely scenario, they screw up.

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