DVLA CHANGES

From 8 June 2015, UK driving licence holders hiring within the UK will need to use “Share Driving Licence”, the new online service from the DVLA, for validation of their driving record.

How will this affect the way you hire a vehicle? From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will no longer be valid. UK driving licence holders hiring within the UK will instead need to use “Share Driving Licence”, the new online DVLA service, for validation of their driving record.

DVLA: Will provide an online service which you will need to access before collecting your vehicle. The service generates a one-time off Case Sensitive passcode, which is valid for a maximum period of 21 days and requires the driver to submit their driving licence number, national Insurance number and postcode. This passcode must be presented when picking up any rental vehicle from Boulevard Self Drive.

Not working?: Any drivers unable to obtain a passcode should contact the DVLA on 0300 083 0013 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).

Alternatives: We can help drivers obtain the passcode by giving them access to ‘Share Driving Licence’ when picking up the vehicle, provided the driver brings their National Insurance number.

Keep in mind: You will need to have your National Insurance number at hand when you are accessing the DVLA website – either at home, or at our premisis.

UK licence holders hiring abroad: Please follow the guidance given on the DVLA website.

Non-UK licence holders hiring in the UK: Will be unaffected.