This service replaces the paper counterpart of your licence from 8 June 2015. You should use your paper counterpart until then.

You can use this service to:

  • view your driving record, eg vehicles you can drive, penalty points and disqualifications
  • create a licence check code to share your driving record with someone else, eg your employer or a car hire company

The check code will allow someone to see what vehicles you can drive, any penalty points or disqualifications, your name and the last 8 characters of your driving licence number.

You can’t use this service:

  • if your licence was issued in Northern Ireland
  • to check the progress of a licence application
  • to check historical information, eg expired penalty points or old driving licence entitlements

You'll need

Other ways to apply

By post

To see what information the DVLA holds on your driving licence you can either send a request form or a letter with the following information to the DVLA:

  • your full name and address
  • your driver licence number (or your date of birth if you don’t know your driver number)

You must include a cheque or postal order for £5 payable to ‘DVLA, Swansea’.

Send your request to:

Driver Licence Validation Service
DVRE 5
DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1AJ

It’s a criminal offence to obtain someone else’s personal information without their permission.