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As you are no doubt aware from 8th June 2015 the paper counterpart previously issued with the driving licence card, is no longer being issued by the DVLA.

The DVLA also advise that the counterpart is no longer legally valid and cannot be accepted as evidence at point of hire.

The government has launched their ‘view driving licence’ service, which allows licence holders to view their licence and share that information with third parties, including car hire companies.

The website link for the licence viewer is

The licence holder will need:
• Driving licence number
• National insurance number
• Postcode

Once the details have been retrieved, a licence holder can request to share that information, and will be provided with a code, which they need to give to the hire firm.

The car hire firm will need to use the following:
• Last eight digits of the driving licence number
• The code provided by the licence holder

The licence details including points, convictions and driving restrictions can then be confirmed.

It’s a criminal offence to obtain someone else’s personal information without their permission.

Hirers have been advised when a booking is made that the DVLA code is required, if they prefer we can obtain the DVLA code for them if they wish to provide us with their National Insurance number, in providing us with this information we accept this as permission to access the information on the drivers behalf