From 8th June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA.

The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard.

These details include some vehicle categories you are entitled to drive and any endorsement/penalty points.

Please note, this does not affect photocard licences issued by DVA in Northern Ireland.

The DVLA are giving employers access to a new electronic licence-checking service a month before the paper counterpart is abolished.

Similar to the paper counterpart, the online service will allow drivers to share and control who they share their driving licence with.

The driving licence holder will be able to generate a unique, one-time use access code for their online counterpart, This can then be given to potential employers or other services that may need to see the information.

For more information on this and what it means to you please visit.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-licence-changes

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