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On the 8th June 2015 the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will be abolished. This means that driving convictions and penalty points will no longer be displayed on any driving licence.
When you hire a vehicle after this date you may be asked to provide certain information from your driving record – such as details of any penalty points you may have. You can do this online via DVLA’s ‘Share Your Licence’ service.

There are 2 steps to this process - 1 for the driver and 1 for the hire company.
Step 1. This step is for you as the driver. You’ll need to log on to the View Driving Licence service on GOV.UK and click on ‘Share your licence’. This will generate a unique one-time use access code that you’ll need to share with the hire company, along with the last 8 digits of your driving licence number.
You’ll also have the option to download a summary of your driving licence information and access code and send it to the hire company.
Step 2. This step is for the hire company. Once you give them the access code it can be used with the last 8 digits of your driving licence number to view appropriate information from your DVLA driving record.

Drivers with old style paper driving licences issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998 can also use the Share Driving Licence service.
For more information on these changes and abolition of the counterpart visit GOV.UK and search nomorecounterpart or view video »