From 8th June 2015, DVLA will stop issuing the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence.
If as a business or organisation you need to check someone’s driving record you can do so using Share Driving Licence.
There are 2 steps to this new service.
Step 1. The driver licence holder will need to log on to our View Driving Licence service and click on Share Driving Licence. This will generate a unique one-time use access code that the driver will need to share with you, along with the last 8 digits of their driving licence number.
Here the driving licence holder will also have the option to download a summary of their driving licence information and access code.
Step 2. Once in receipt of the access code you may use this in conjunction with the last 8 digits of the driving licence number to view the latest driving licence information from the DVLA. This free, 24/7 service will be available at www.gov.uk.
Drivers with old style paper driving licences issued before 1998 can also use the Share Driving Licence service.
For more information on these changes and the abolition of the counterpart visit www.gov.uk/dvla/nomorecounterpart.