What is a DVLA Check Code?


The DVLA check code is the online counterpart of your photo card driving licence, replacing the paper part which is no longer issued. The check code allows you to view or share your driving licence information, such as your driving record, the vehicles you can drive or any penalty points or disqualifications.

What is a driving licence check code and how do I obtain one?

If you’re unsure of what a DVLA driving licence check is, you can obtain one by visiting www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence. You will be asked for your full driving licence number, National Insurance number and your postcode, so make sure you have them handy.

You will then need to:

  • Click on the tab to share your licence information
  • Then click the green button which says "create a code" 
  • Underneath your code there will be a link to say "view, print or save your licence information" which you will again need to click
  • A PDF pop up will then appear. Simply select save and, this will then give you the option to save it to your documents.
  • Once copies of all licences have been saved, you will need to email copies to underwriting@endsleigh.co.uk with the additional documents requested in this letter

Please note licence holders must use the 'Share your licence information' functionality when providing their licence information to third parties. Screen prints of the 'Your Details', 'Vehicles you can drive' and 'Penalties and disqualifications' pages, are not intended for sharing with third parties and cannot be accepted.

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