Driving Licence Information Sharing Goes Public

Driving Licence Information Sharing Goes Public

Driving Licence Information Sharing Goes Public

As of 19th May 2015, driving licence information can be shared online, the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has announced.

The Share Driving Licence service has moved from private to public beta and 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, drivers will need to keep hold of their paper counterpart as it remains valid until 8 June 2015.

Driving licence information, including the vehicle categories and any endorsement or penalty points can be vewied by using the DVLA’s free View Driving Licence service.

Drivers can also use this service to share 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.

The new sharing feature has been built into the View Driving Licence service on GOV.UK and drivers 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 and there is also an option to print or save a summary of the driving licence information.