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How to generate your driving licence summary

On 8th June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence was abolished, instead you are now required to generate a driving licence summary.

Your driving licence summary will now replace the paper counterpart which will no longer be issued by the DVLA. Instead motoring offences are now recorded in electronic format, in a new on-line database.
This new database houses all your driving licence summary information, and allows you to view and check your record, as well as share it with others e.g. a car hire company, or ourselves, your insurance brokers.

You can share your details by creating a unique ‘check code’ that enables you to print or save your driving licence summary. Plan Insurance Brokers need your licence information print out in order to be able to fully process your insurance policy.

Here is a simple step-by-step guide to creating your unique check code and licence information print out:

1.   Go to –

You will need:

Driving licence number
National Insurance number
The postcode on your driving licence

2.   Enter your licence number, National Insurance number and the postcode shown on your current driving licence:

DVLA unique drivers licence summary check code guide

3.   You will now be able to view your driving licence information

To share your driving licence with another person, select the ‘Share your licence information’ tab

(highlighted in red below)

DVLA unique driving check code guide

4.   Click on the ‘Create a code’ button.

DVLA unique driving licence summary check code how to guide

5.  You will now be shown a check code which is case sensitive.

Pass this check code onto whoever needs it to view your driving licence.

You will also need to provide them with the last 8 characters of your driving licence number.

The check code is valid for 21 days and can only be used once.

DVLA unique driving licence summary check code guide

6.  Alternatively click the link which says “View, Print or Save your Licence Information

You can download a summary of your driving licence by selecting ‘View, print or save your licence information’

You can then email or post this document to relevant parties . If you need to send it to customer services at Plan via email you can find the address for the appropriate team on our contact us page.
We hope this information has proved useful and you have been able to generate a unique driving license check code.
If any clients of Plan are still struggling please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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