Using my UK driving licence to confirm my identity

This article will show you how to use the UK Driving Licence check to confirm your personal information.

From time to time, it may be necessary to perform additional checks to ensure your identity – for example, when dealing with Account Ownership.

If you have a UK Driving Licence, we can use the licence check functionality to confirm your details. If you do not own a UK driving licence and we ask you to do this check, please contact our support team.

Please note: if you are trying to access a business account, we will use Companies House to find a director and ask that the director uses his or her licence to complete the check.

Step 1 of 5

To begin the check, please visit https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence and click Start Now. You will need your Driving Licence number, National Insurance number and post code.

Start licence check

Step 2 of 5

You will be asked to enter your details, and agree that your details can be used by the DVLA.

Step 3 of 5

You will see an overview of your licence details. Click on the Get Your Check Code tab at the top of the window.

Step 4 of 5

You will now be able to click on the Get Code button to generate your check code. Remember, this code is only valid for 21 days, so please submit it as soon as you can so that it doesn’t expire before it gets to us.

Get a check code

Step 5 of 5

With this code, you and can one you send your code to will be able to check your licence details. This is what we will use to confirm your identity. You can check a licence here, by entering the last 8 characters of your licence number and then the check code. Click the Check Licence button to confirm.

Enter your check details

Your licence will display like this: