Published on 23 May 2022
The DVLA has stopped issuing the paper counterpart of the UK driving licence. This has caused some confusion among customers who are trying to access their DVLA check code to hire vehicles.
Here’s all the information you need to know.
The DVLA check code is the online counterpart of the photo card driving licence.
The code is used to access the DVLA database to check driving licence information, and it allows you to share your licence information with employers or car hire companies.
Your driving record is held on the DVLA’s database, which includes things like penalty points and the types of vehicles you’re permitted to drive.
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You can get the code by visiting the DVLA’s website here.
If you’re hiring a vehicle from Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental, you can access your DVLA code using one of our tablets when you collect your vehicle. You can find out more about this by reading our terms of hire.
To access your driving licence information, you will need your:
21 days after it’s generated.
No. To protect each driver’s privacy, DVLA codes can only be used once.
The process should only take around two minutes to complete. However, this will depend on the device you’re using and your internet connection.Back to Latest News