How to share or verify a driver’s record

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How to share or verify a driver’s record

The driving licence counterpart, i.e. the paper part, will no longer be used from 8 June 2015. From this date, a new driver record check law will be in force. More details can be view at

By law, your instructor needs to check your driver’s record online before your first driving lesson. To set up your driver’s record to be viewed by an instructor, please follow the steps below. It only takes a few minutes.

1. Visit: to generate a one-time use code
2. Enter the driver number and postcode as shown on your driving licence, plus your National Insurance number
3. Read the privacy notice and confirm that you have done so
4. Click on the ‘View Now’ button
5. Select the ‘Share your licence information’ tab, found in the top right
6. Click on the ‘Create a Code’ button
7. Take note of the check code generated for you – remember, it is case sensitive
8. Share this check code and the last eight characters of your licence number with your instructor

or follow online instruction.

Share Driving Licence service has now moved from private to public beta. This new service allows GB driving licence holders to share their information held at DVLA with others online while ensuring they stay in control of who sees it. Although the Share Driving Licence service is available from today you’ll need to keep hold of your paper counterpart as it remains valid until 8 June 2015.
You can view your driving licence including the vehicle categories you’re entitled to drive and any endorsement or penalty points you may have by using our free View Driving Licence service. You can also use this service to share your driving licence information with a third party such as an employer, vehicle hire company or driving school. Driving licence information shared using Share Driving Licence will only be available with the consent of the driving licence holder.
Generate a code to share your driving licence with a third party
This online alternative to the current paper counterpart has been several months in development. The new sharing feature has been built into the View Driving Licence service on GOV.UK. You can now generate a code to share with a third party. This code can be shared by email, text, face to face or over the phone. There is also an option to print or save a summary of the driving licence information.