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Abolition of Paper Counterpart Driving Licences


From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart which currently accompanies the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Great Britain. Older, paper-only licences (that is, those issued prior to 1998) will remain valid, but will be replaced with a photocard-only licence when they are next renewed or amended.

From 8 June 2015, endorsements and penalty points will no longer be recorded on paper driving licences/counterparts.

This Adviser sets out the implications for schools and colleges, advises on how to carry out licence checks, and provides additional guidance on other risk management actions to take.