Or will I be compelled to take a photo licence?
You have to get a photo license now, my Dad had to get one when we moved home earlier this year.
Actually I think a change due to a change of address is just free. You only have to pay to update your photo (when it expires).
Yep...the right to drive is still valid until you are 70, but your photo expires after 10 years, a la passport photo..Well clearly But the photo on a photo license does expire, and you have to pay to get a new license at that time. However if you change your address on a photo license, they send you a new one FOC.
Getting a photo license has a charge, but if you can combine it with moving house then it's free.
I seem to remember doing that a thrifty student
Have you not moved in 23 years? Before updating my licence with my current (own home) address, my old employers' finance manager (i.e. ran the company car scheme) used to have a go at me for not updating it with my then current (temporary/rental) address (it still had my parental home address from 1989 on it), and said the DVLA could fine me for it .... still ignored him though, no harm done.My current paper licence is 23 years old! No plans on changing it!