Do I need the paper counterpart of my driving licence to hire a car?
The UK (not Northern Ireland) paper counterpart driving licence is no longer valid - it was replaced by an online system for recording driving history. This is now shared with your car hire company by you giving them an authorisation code to check your record. This code can be used once, and is valid for 21 days - it can be obtained from the DVLA website.
The code is only required for UK driving licence holders (not NI) and if your hire is for a vehicle within the UK or Ireland. In these locations you will also need your passport and additional proof of address (bank statement or utility bill less than 3 months old). More information regarding this can be found on the quote results pages - click the 'View Terms' button and look under the Driving Licence and Identification sections. This information will also be detailed on the car hire voucher.
You only need the photocard part of the UK licence or the old style UK paper licence to collect the vehicle if you are hiring abroad.
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