Licence code life extended

From Friday, July 10, 2015 the life of the driving licence check code has been extended.

Previously valid for 72 hours, the check code generated for motorists to share their driving licence details will be valid for 21 days.

Drivers can view and share their driving record at View your driving licence information. There, drivers are able to see their information electronically and generate a check code, which can then be shared with people who need to see the details – such as an employer, driver trainer or car hire company.

On 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the British driving licence was abolished making way for an online system changing the way motorists share their details with employers and car hire companies.

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