This new service allows GB driving licence holders to share their information held at DVLA with whomever they wish, putting users firmly in control. Although the Share Driving Licence service was available from Tuesday 19 May drivers need to keep hold of their paper counterpart as it remains valid until 8 June 2015.

The new sharing feature has been built within the live View Driving Licence service on GOV.UK. Drivers can now generate a code to share with a third party, such as an employer. This code can be shared by email, text, face to face or over the phone. There’s also an option to print or save a summary of the driving licence information.

Check Driving Licence

If your organisation regularly checks the counterpart for entitlements or endorsements ‘Check driving Licence’ has been added to GOV.UK to allow you to check the licence using the code provided by the driver. With the driver’s consent you can view the details on a driving licence, eg the vehicle categories they are entitled to drive and any endorsement or penalty points, by using the code provided by the driver via the GOV.UK free Share Driving Licence service. This service also offers you the option to print or save a copy of the information.