Are you planning to hire a car for the coming summer holidays? Sometimes presenting a photocard licence or pre-1998 paper licence may not be enough to book a hire car. Some car hire companies want to check a renter's penalty points and ask for a code so they can check the licence online or for a printout of the licence details. However, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) abolished the paper counterpart of the UK plastic photocard licences two years ago and this contained information such as penalty points. Thus, the only way they can view the up-to-date driving licence information is through the View Driving Licence service.
The DVLA has already implemented the paperless driving licenses so here are some of the things that you need to know for a hassle-free holiday:
To help you understand better, check out this step-by-step guide on how to hire a car using a paperless driving licence shared by GOV.UK.
If you need help in contacting the car hire company to find out if they require a code, feel free to contact us so we can get in touch with them for you.
Planning to visit the UK for your next holiday? Make sure to read our Road Rules to Follow for Visitors Driving in the UK to help you get used to British roads.