Are paper driving Licences still valid?

The DVLA scrapped the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence in June 2015, for anyone with a licence issued after 1998 – it now has no legal status and can be safely binned. You used to need the paper part to detail any penalty points. Now, they’re stored in an online system.

Are paper driving Licences still valid?

The DVLA scrapped the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence in June 2015, for anyone with a licence issued after 1998 – it now has no legal status and can be safely binned. You used to need the paper part to detail any penalty points. Now, they’re stored in an online system.

Are paper Licences still valid UK?

The paper counterpart to a driving licence has had no legal status since 8 June 2015. You should destroy yours if you have one, but keep your photocard driving licence.

Can I drive if my photocard has expired?

What if your photocard licence has already expired? Renewing late won’t automatically result in a fine. However, if your licence has expired, you shouldn’t drive until the DVLA has received your renewal application.

Do you need the paper part of your driving licence to hire a car?

In summary: When hiring a car the company will want to see either your photocard licence or your pre-1998 paper licence (both are valid). However they may wish to check penalty points, this is when they would ask you to provide them with a code to check your details.

Can you drive while waiting for a replacement license UK?

If your entitlement has expired, you can drive as soon as the DVLA receives your correct and complete application for a new licence as long as you meet the Section 88 criteria. You must only drive vehicles you have applied for on your current application and were entitled to drive on your previous licence.

Can I drive in Spain with a UK paper licence?

Yes, you can drive in Spain using your full UK driving licence. But you must be at least 18 years old and, obviously, it must be in-date. Unlike in some other European countries, you don’t need an international driving permit to drive there.

Can I hire a car with an old paper licence?

The simple answer to this question is YES. Paper driving licenses are still valid and the driver can continue to use it until it expires, providing none of the driver details (like their name or address have changed).

How long does it take for a replacement driving license to arrive UK?

within three weeks
You should attach a new photograph if you look different to the image which adorned your old licence, and your replacement licence will arrive within three weeks. Unfortunately, you’re going to face a heftier fee than motorists in the rest of the UK, as it’s £30 in Northern Ireland compared to £20 on the mainland.

Can I replace my driving licence online?

This page allows you to replace your driving licence online. Your driving licence is made up of two parts: a plastic photocard and a paper part which is known as the paper counterpart. If any part has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you must apply for a replacement licence.

What is the replacement for the photocard driving licence?

From today (8 June 2015), the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence is being replaced by an online service. This will save motorists millions of pounds and change the way they share their information with employers and car hire companies.

What are the different parts of a driving licence?

Your driving licence is made up of two parts: a plastic photocard and a paper part which is known as the paper counterpart.

What documents do I need to replace my driving licence?

To replace your licence you’ll need to: Provide your driving licence number, National Insurance number and passport number if you know them. DVLA will use your passport photo for your new licence if all the following are true: