Apply to DVLA for a digital tachograph driver smart card.
Driver smart cards store information from digital tachographs about your daily work as a driver.
How to apply
Fill in ‘D777B/DL - Application for a digital tachograph driver card’, and post it to DVLA. The address is on the form.
You can also use this form to:
- change your name or address on your card
- replace a lost, stolen or damaged card
- renew an expired card
You can also request an ‘ST1A’ application pack in the post.
Your driver card will have a photograph and a digital copy of your signature on it. DVLA will use the photograph and signature from your photocard driving licence if you have one.
Operators can apply for driver smart cards on behalf of their drivers.
Each card will need to be applied for separately. DVLA will accept payment for up to 25 driver card applications on one company cheque.
To request more than one application pack fax DVLA on company-headed notepaper.
Lost, stolen or damaged cards
You must tell the DVLA immediately if your card is lost, stolen, damaged or not working properly.
You must apply for a replacement card within 7 days.
Find out how to apply for a digital tachograph driver card on nidirect.