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The DVLA Belfast office closed in December 2013. As a result, all the services that it provided were centralised to the Swansea office. The decision to close the local office network was due to a cost cutting incentive and the effort to digitalise the Government services.
DVLA Belfast Office Location
DVLA Registered Office, 1 Cromac Avenue, Ormeau, Malone Lower, Belfast, BT7 2JA
Reasons to contact the DVLA:
- To apply for a provisional licence, renew an existing one or change details such as your name or address.
- To pay your car tax or declare a vehicle SORN so you don’t have to.
- To apply for car related paperwork such as a logbook.
- To register a European car if it has been in the UK for more than 6 months.
About DVLA Belfast
The Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is a Governmental agency responsible for driving licences and road procedures in the UK. Until the end of 2013, there was a network of local offices spread across the UK, where customers could visit to process their DVLA related paperwork or get their queries solved. However, the decision was made to centralise the DVLA services to the large office in Swansea, and the offices were closed. Leading up to the final days of trading, the office was still accepting paperwork and payments, but the staff had to forward the paperwork to be processed at the Swansea office. The former office manager of the branch, Gerard Beech, said that the final few days of the office being open were ‘chaotic’ as the staff tried to pass on the paperwork and prepare for the closure.
Instead of visiting the DVLA Belfast office in person, you can now have your DVLA matters attended to in a number of ways. If you still prefer face to face interaction, you can visit your local Post Office where you can tax your vehicle using your vehicle reminder form. Over 4,000 branches offer this, and many more DVLA related services. You can also go online to renew your tax, share details of your driving licence (such as penalty points) with employers/hire companies, apply for a new vehicle logbook and renew your driving licence.
The DVLA Belfast office was located in Carleton House in Belfast. The building is occupied by the likes of Halifax, the National Lottery and the British Medical Association. It is located within walking distance of the Central train station.
For DVLA services, contact the DVLA in Swansea.