Since 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence became invalid and is no longer issued by the DVLA. Further information can be found by visiting the DVLA page here.
The Share Driving Licence service allows GB driving licence holders to share their information which the DVLA holds with others online, while ensuring they stay in control of who sees it.
You can view your driving licence, including the vehicle categories you’re entitled to drive and any endorsement or penalty points you may have, by using the free View Driving Licence service.
You can also use this service to share your driving licence information with Principal Insurance, in order for us to validate your insurance policy. Driving licence information shared using Share Driving Licence will only be available with the consent of the driving licence holder.
The sharing feature has been built into the View Driving Licence service on GOV.UK. You can now generate a code to share with Principal Insurance.
This code can be shared by email, text, face to face or over the phone. There is also an option to print or save a summary of the driving licence information.
Once you have created your code and you are ready to share this with us, click the button below to get started. Our simple tool allows you to upload your share code, images (and any other document we have requested) and documents to assist us with validating your policy.
It really is that simple.
When validating your policy please remember to use the email address you provided to Principal when setting up your policy.
If you have not used this service before and wish to do so, you can register here.
To find out more about validating your insurance policy visit our Validation FAQ page. If you can’t find an answer to your question on our FAQ page feel free to have a chat with one of the Principal team on our online live chat. Learn more about our live chat here.
Alternatively, you can call our Validation Team on 0330 053 6846