From June 8, the paper counterpart of UK photocard driving licences will be abolished.

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dvla logo.jpg-pwrt2DVLA has produced a video to help drivers ensure they are prepared for the changes:

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The change also mean that drivers  hiring a car overseas may need to take a special code with them, so the hire company can check for details of any convictions or penalty points.

Drivers will need to log on to the DVLA website in advance, but each code is valid only for 72 hours, so anyone looking to hire a car more than three days into a trip overseas may need to source the code abroad.

To view their records, drivers will need to visit