Driving Licence Checking

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The Driver

Now the paper driving licence has gone, the checking process has altered for employers to check their employees’ licence status and history.

The DVLA have introduced an online checking facility for drivers to be able to check their own licence details and provide a unique code to their employer, this website can be found here www.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk

The information required by the driver to access their information is as follows;

  • Driving licence number
  • National insurance number
  • Postcode

Once they have entered the required information they will be provided with an option to share, they will then be provided with a unique code which they can provide to their employer to enable them to check their licence status and history.

Driver Checklist

  • Driving Licence Number
  • National Insurance Number
  • Postcode
DVLA Licence Check
DVLA Driver Licence Check Details
DVLA Share Licence Screen
DLVA Licence Share Code

The Employer

Once the employer is provided with the unique share code they can then proceed to the following page

https://www.gov.uk/check-driving-information

The employer will need to enter the following information

  • the last 8 characters of their driving licence number
  • a check code from the driver

Once completed the employer will be presented with the required information which will display the valid driving licence period, current convictions and penalty points and licence entitlements.

Employer Checklist

  • Driving Licence Number
  • Check Code
DVLA Check Someones Licence Screen
DVLA Licence Details Screen
2016-12-19T22:02:23+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Advice|
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