Do you need a DVLA code in order to rent a car?
When hiring in the UK
For all our suppliers in the UK or Ireland, you need to get a code from the DVLA to allow them to share your driving record with your car hire company. This is available from the DVLA website where you will need your driving licence number, National Insurance number and the postcode that is on your driving licence. The code which is valid for 21 days should be given to the car hire company at the desk, together with your passport, driving licence and additional proof of address, such as a recent bank statement or utility bill. The Driver & Licence Requirements section of the rental condition shows more details. If you arrive at the desk without this information the rental company may call the DVLA to check details, but will typically levy a charge of about £15 to do so.
When Hiring abroad
You will not need to obtain a DVLA code outside the UK and Ireland.
Please note though that you will need either the photocard part of your UK licence or the older style UK paper licence. We will supply further details in the Rental Terms section of each car hire deal in the Driver & Licence Requirements section.
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