The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) offers the service to check your or someone else’s driving licence information, such as their vehicle type or if they are holding any penalty points or disqualifications under the radar.
If you are planning to get a licence but are unaware of which category you need, you can read our comprehensive guide to the UK’s driving licence categories.
How to check your own driving licence?
This free to use online vehicle investigation tool can be used to check your licence information against the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA’s) database to display any endorsements or penalty points you have.
There is also an option to generate a One-Time Password (OTP) to share the access of your information to a rental company, an employer or any other sources you need.
How to check someone else’s driving licence?
This page lets you enter a One-Time Password (OTP) from a worker or rental client to check the validity of the licence and reveal any endorsements or disqualifications that are associated with the licence.
Note: The given links will redirect you to the official DVLA services.