DVLA launches licence-sharing service

The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has launched a new service ahead of the abolition of the driving licence paper counterpart, which will allow British licence holders to share their record with third parties such as an employer or vehicle hire provider.

The Share Driving Licence service is being launched in public beta, which means it is available to use but may be subject to some issues or changes.

The service will generate a ‘check code’ to pass to the person or organisation that needs to view the driver’s licence details.

Drivers can log on to https://www.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk/driving-record/licence-number or call the DVLA on 0300 790 6801, leaving verbal permission for their driving record to be checked by a nominated person or organisation.

The paper counterpart to the photocard licence is still a valid document until 8 June and must not be destroyed before that date.

Finally, the DVLA has put together a step-by-step video to guide drivers in how to share their driving licence details.