Launched in 2019 and used by tens of thousands of motorists in the UK, the Driver Codes app provides secure and convenient access to your data at the DVLA.
We believe that your driving licence should be held on your phone and that allowing 3rd parties to access the data from it that you choose should be as simple as tapping your device or showing a QR code.
We do not see or store your data, which obviously means we don't sell it either.
Enter your driving licence number, then enter your National Insurance number and finally your postcode. This is a one off requirement after which your information will be held securely on your device. You can choose to protect access to the app by PIN or your device's face/fingerprint authentication feature thereafter.
Generating a new licence check code for your next vehicle rental, employer check or test drive takes just a few seconds. Simply launch the app and click the 'Request new code' button. Your data is sent to the DVLA via our secure proxy service - we do not see or store your information.
Your licence check code is made up of 8 case sensitive characters. All available codes will show in the app along with their expiry date. You can share the code to other apps on your phone such as email or simply show the code at the car rental desk, the car dealership or to your employer as required. No need to print.
Please help us and others by recommending our app to your colleagues, friends and family. We initially created this app for our personal use as frequent car renters and are pleased to now be making it available to all.
Living in central London, I find it more cost effective to rent a car when required and this app just makes the whole process that little bit easier.
It's really simple. My agency checks my driving licence status every month and the app will save me the hassle. I can generate a code and email it to the agency within 2 clicks.