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

Don’t use this form if your driver card has no address on it - you only need to change the address on your driving licence.

You can also request an ‘ST1A’ application pack in the post.

Photograph ID

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.

Company applications

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.

DVLA
Fax: 01792 783 525
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Lost, stolen or damaged cards

You must tell the DVLA immediately if your card is lost, stolen, damaged or not working properly.

DVLA
0300 790 6109
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You must apply for a replacement card within 7 days.

Northern Ireland

Find out how to apply for a digital tachograph driver card on nidirect.

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