You can use this service to:

  • view your driving record, eg vehicles you can drive
  • check any penalty points or disqualifications you have
  • create a licence ‘check code’ to share your driving record with someone, eg a car hire company

The ‘check code’ will be valid for 21 days.

You can’t use this service:

  • if your licence was issued outside of England, Wales or Scotland
  • to check the progress of a licence application
  • to check historical information, eg expired penalty points

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You’ll need

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

Using GOV.UK Verify

You can apply using GOV.UK Verify if you have all of the following:

  • a valid UK passport or a photocard driving licence issued in England, Wales or Scotland
  • access to information about your bank account or credit cards
  • a mobile phone or tablet computer

GOV.UK Verify is a beta service - find out more about beta services.

By phone

0300 083 0013
Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday, 8am to 2pm
Find out about call charges

By post

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)

Send your request to:

Driver Licence Validation Service
SA99 1AJ