Driving licence counterpart abolition

The Driving licence counterpart to be abolition

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

What this means to 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.
  • You’ll still be able to use the counterpart driving licence to change your address with DVLA.You can also change your address online.
  • Paper driving licence holders (those issued before 1998)
  • These will remain valid, and should not be destroyed
  • From 8 June 2015 endorsements/penalty points will no longer be recorded on these driving licences.


Click here for Gov on driving licence counterpart

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