Abolition Of The Counterpart To The Photocard Driving Licence

Abolition Of The Counterpart To The Photocard Driving Licence

By Lewis Hughes
05 June 2015

On Monday 8th June, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will no longer be valid and will no longer be issued by the DVLA.

After 8th June 2015 the paper counterpart will no longer have any legal status. You should destroy your paper counterpart after this date but you still need to keep your current photocard driving licence.

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

Any future updates to your licence including name, address or renewal, you will be issued with a photocard only.

To see what details are on your licence, including vehicles you can drive and any penalty points, visit the ‘view driving licence service’ on the Gov.uk website >>

For more information on the changes visit the Gov.uk website >>

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