From June 8th 2015, DVLA has stopped issuing paperback licenses. These are no longer valid in the UK now. This is now being replaced by an online service. To get more information about this, kindly contact DVLA with the help of the following site: - http://dial2donate.org/company/dvla-contact-number/ To understand rules and regulations regarding this better, check out http://dvlaregistrations.direct.gov.uk/
What is meant by counterpart license? The counterpart license is the paper section of your license which includes a driver’s penalty points. It also has details of what vehicles they can drive. You can view your entire driving record online.
Benefits of ending the counterpart licenses:- · Drivers will not lose the counterpart licenses anymore and can save on fines. · Unnecessary red tape can be avoided. · Improves road safety · Employers and Car Hire companies can access information directly from DVLA when the driver chooses to share his data. · Penalty points can be seen online.
Why the Government introduced the new system According to records, 445,000 counterparts were lost last year. DVLA had to replace all these and each was charged £20.
To access the record online you will need your driving license number. You also require your National insurance number and the post code on your license.
Steps to access information online
· Visit www.gov.uk · Go to https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence · Search for view driving license · View the document · Share the check code generated with the concerned authority who wishes to access your information. · The check code will be valid for 21 days · Download and Print the information if required.
If you need the information over phone, make a call to 0300 083 0013. The timings are Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm, Saturday, 8am to 2pm.
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