Abolition of the counterpart to the photocard driving licence


5 February 2015

From 8 June 2015, the photocard licence counterpart will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA

What this means for you:-

Photocard driving licence holders

When DVLA stops issuing the counterpart, you should destroy yours but you still need to keep your current photocard driving licence.

Entitlements and the status of your driving licence won’t change.

Paper driving licence holders (those issued before 1998)

These will remain valid, and should not be destroyed.

The next time you need to update your name, address or renew your licence, you will be issued with a photocard only.

Penalty points (endorsements)

From 8 June 2015 penalty points (endorsements) will no longer be shown on driving licences. This information will be held on DVLA’s driver record, and can be checked online, by phone or post.