Just a reminder about the changes which come into effect from Monday. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-licence-changes If you intend to, or need to hire a car you will need your full licence number NI number and postcode. Extract from local newspaper... What if I want to rent a car? Car rental companies will be able to view your details on the electronic database Employers who need to check an employee's driving record will also be able to use the service. How does that work? To allow other people access to your record, you will need to log on to the 'share driving licence online' service, with your full licence number, your National Insurance number and your postcode. This will generate a single-use access code that you can give the car hire company or your employer. The car hire firm enters the check code, along with several of the letters and digits from your licence number, in order to view your whole licence. The access code is valid for 72 hours, and you can only apply for five in any 72 hour period. If you're not online, you will be able to call the DVLA and give permission for your driving record to be checked verbally.