From 8 June 2015, DVLA will stop issuing the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence. From that date, existing paper counterparts will not be valid. DVLA are advising drivers to destroy their counterpart after this date.
Drivers who hold a paper only form(issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998) remain valid and should not be destroyed.
The DVLA has created ‘Share Driving Licence’ will provide a free digital alternative to the driving counterpart when it is abolished on June 8.
It puts the driving licence holder in control of sharing their information, such as penalty points and driving entitlements by generating a ‘check code’ that can be redeemed by the third party.
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DVLA – Licence Changes