You can use this service to:

  • view your driving record, eg vehicles you can drive
  • 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 to allow someone to see:

  • what vehicles you can drive
  • any penalty points or disqualifications you have
  • 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

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You’ll need

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

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
DVRE
DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1AJ