share your driving licence
details - Needed before first lesson
Since the 8th
June 2015 the paper counterpart no longer exits. The paper counter part
used to hold information about any endorsements and driving bans. All
driving instructors are required to check your licence before you can
drive their car. This is simple to do and the information below will
provide you with all you need to know.
Option 1 - Prior to your
first driving lesson Printed information about your licence
1. You MUST have your
provisional driving licence, national insurance number and postcode with
you to use the online licence checking system.
2. Go to
3. Read the
instructions and click ‘View now’
your:- Driving licence number, National insurance number, Postcode that
is on the driving licence
5. You can
now:- View your details,View Vehicles you can drive, View Penalties and
disqualifications, Share your licence information
5. Now click
on ‘view, print or save your licence information’. You will get a screen
that looks like the one below which you can print off and give to your
instructor on your first lesson.
Remember—You must still bring your provisional licence with you to your
- Sharing your licence information online with your instructor
Alternatively you can share your licence information with your
2. Click on
‘share licence information’
‘Create a code’
4. Once the
code has been created you need to give this to your instructor with the
last 8 digits of your provisional driving licence number.
instructor can then login to the DVLA website and see information about
your licence. This is the only information they can see about you.
6. This code
will only last for 21 days so make sure you send the information to your
instructor as soon as possible.
- Using the DVLA’s phone licence checking service
1. If using
the internet is not possible and you or your instructor generate a code
online, view or print out the licence information then you will need to
call the DVLA on 0300 790 6801. 2.
DVLA will ask
for your provisional driving licence information, address and date of
3. Give the
DVLA the name of your driving instructor and permission for that named
person to check your driving licence details.
4. You will
need to give your instructor * your full name as it appears on your
licence * your address including postcode * your date of birth
driving instructor will then call the DVLA to confirm details of your
permission will remain with the DVLA for 7 days