Abolition of the paper counterpart of the UK Driving Licence

Tuesday, 17th February,2015



From 8 June 2015, the photocard licence counterpart 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 current endorsements/penalty points.

Paper driving licences issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998 will remain valid and should not be destroyed.

How can you check your driving licence details?
You can now view your driving licence details for free online at: www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence



So what do the changes mean for drivers?
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