Notifying Change of Address

Ray Victor
Last Updated:
December 11, 2022

If you have recently moved, congratulation on doing so successfully. But if you thought the work is over, it is not just yet. You have to tell everyone about the new address and it’s not just family and friends that need to know.

There is a long list of organizations that need to know about the change. They are the ones keeping everything working behind the scenes and letting them know in time to help the wheels work. In this blog, we will give you a checklist of all who need to know about the new address and how to let me know.

Organisations that need to know about the new address

A simple email or a call will usually do the trick but we always prefer the latter. It lowers any chances of making a typo. But it's important to know to who you have to send the email so let's get right into it:


Your employer

Your employers will need your new address for new contact details as well as to process your payroll.

Inland revenue

Inland revenue will need to know your new address for taxes. You can easily update this information on

National Insurance

It is extremely important to update your National Insurance Number because this information is needed to identify you by the government.

The Local Authorities

It is important to let the local authorities know about the address change. For example, you will have to alter the council tax details and visit their relevant sites for the purpose. Therefore you will have to inform:

  • The council tax
  • Electoral roll
  • Department of work and pensions (if you receive money from the government)

For recreational purposes

You will have to cancel all your older subscriptions from the older house and change them according to the new one. For example, you will have to change your old postal subscription and state your new address to receive them. Some others include:

  • Health club
  • Magazine subscriptions or newspapers
  • Other clubs and societies


The billing address will have to be updated to keep your household phones and cable working. Let them know about the change either on the phone or an email. These household services include:

  • Cable/ satellite
  • Phone
  • Internet
  • TV license

Automobile related

For your vehicle, you will have to change your address for:

  • DVLA (to update your driving license details)
  • Vehicle insurance
  • V5C Vehicle Log Book

Education related

You will have to change the address for your:

  • School
  • University


Your old doctors will have to send in your medical reports to your new doctors at your new location. So send in the details to your old healthcare providers so they can forward them to:

  • Dentists
  • Doctors
  • Opticians
  • Vets


Your insurers will have to know your new location to update it on their database, they also need your new postcode to work out the premium and cost coverage. So you will have to tell your new address to:

  • Health insurance
  • Home/contents insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Pet insurance


  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Royal Mail: Redirect Post

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