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driving licence changes


We’re here to ensure your holiday arrangements go as smoothly as possible, with this in mind here are some changes that may affect your holiday preparation. 


The UK Government will shortly be introducing a driving licence change that could impact your preparations if you are/ or are planning to hire a car abroad this summer.


Current British driving licences are made up of a plastic photo card and a paper counterpart, you may have already heard but as from 8th June 2015 the DVLA will no longer be issuing the paper counterpart.


What this means when hiring a car?

Previously your paper counterpart had to be produced when hiring a card to show your driving record.  If you have booked your car hire directly with us or have booked independently you will need to provide proof of your driving record at your car rental desk. 


What you need to do?

As the paper counterpart will not be valid from 8th June, customers hiring a car on or after this date will need to obtain a code from the DVLA’s View Driving Licence Service found online at  To obtain your code you’ll need your driving licence number, your national insurance number and post code on your licence.  This code will be requested by your car rental supplier when obtaining your car.  Codes are only valid for 72hours and can also be obtained over the phone on 0300 083 0013.


Further advice

Full details can be found at:


The DVLA have also set up an online video providing guidance on how to prove your driving record, this can be found here


Should you have any questions or would like to request a call back please don’t hesitate to get in touch.