Request by a company about driver entitlement (form D888/1)

Companies should use form D888/1 to check a driver’s entitlement to drive.



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You can create a licence ‘check code’ to share your driving record with someone, for example a car hire company. Companies will need the code to check a record.

When filling in the D888/1:

  • the company making the enquiry must first fill in section 1 and 2
  • the driver must fill in section 3 and sign and date section 5 to give permission for the check

If your company needs to check your CPC qualification, you need to fill in section 4 with your DQC number. DVLA won’t accept forms without a signature and date.

You should send this with a cheque or postal order for £5 payable to ‘DVLA, Swansea’ to:

SA99 1AJ

Published 28 June 2013
Last updated 30 August 2017 + show all updates
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  6. Link to online service added. DVLA's View Driving Licence service can be used as a free alternative to a D888/1 form.
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