New Driving Licence Check Code

The DVLA have introduced a way so you can share your driving record (to find out such as vehicles you can drive, any endorsements on your licence, validity) with a car hire company or employer temporary or permanent, using your mobile phone.

You’ll get a button on your home screen if you have an Android phone, or a pass in your Apple Wallet if you have an iPhone. With this, you can share your driving record using:

  • a ‘check code’
  • a scannable QR code

The codes expire after 21 days and can only be used once.

You can only use this on a mobile phone – there’s a different way to share your diving record if you’re using a laptop or desktop computer.  You can use this link and enter driving licence number, national insurance number and postcode to get your information in this way.

The new service using a mobile phone code or scannable code can only be used if your licence was issued in England, Wales or Scotland.

If you’re having trouble using this service online, you can get help by phone.

DVLA helpline
Telephone: 0300 083 0013
Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday, 8am to 2pm


If you need any assistance with driver licence checks or information on driver licence compliance, we are more than happy to assist by email us at




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