Drivers Record the online DVLA service replaces the abolished Green paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence
Why the new Drivers Record?
From (8th June 2015), the paper counterpart of the photocard driving licence has been replaced with a more efficient online version saving millions of pounds a year.
With over 46 million licence holders in the UK, it’s estimated that around 500,000 have lost their counterpart part of the licence with a replacement cost of £20.00.
Drivers renewing a full driving licence or applying for a provisional licence will no longer receive the paper counterpart and will need to go online to see their Drivers Record.
DVLA recommend that drivers destroy the counterpart to the driving licence that is no longer legal but keep the actual photocard licence.
How the Drivers Record works
You can login to see your driving licence details online and you will need:
- Driving Licence number.
- National Insurance number.
- Postcode that appears on your photocard driving licence.
Watch this DVLA video to see the Drivers Report in detail.
Sharing your driving record with others
If you want share your driving licence information with someone else such as an employer or car hire company. You can do this when you have logged in, by creating a licence check code that lasts for 72 hours.
The information shared will be:
- Your name.
- The last eight digits of your driving licence number.
- Vehicles the driver is entitled to drive.
- Current endorsements on the licence are seen but any expired penalty points will not be displayed.
Taking the theory test
When you are taking the driving theory test, you only need have your photocard licence with you.