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
- your driving licence number
- your National Insurance number
- the postcode on your driving licence
Other ways to apply
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
It’s a criminal offence to obtain someone else’s personal information without their permission.