Paper Driving Licence Counterparts to be Scrapped, What it Means for You
The DVLA have announced that the paper counterpart driving licence is to now be abolished from 8th June 2015.
What do the changes mean for you?
When you update your name or your address, or renew your licence after 8th June 2015, only a new photocard will be issued to you.
Once the changes have come into effect, you should destroy your paper counterpart but you will still need to keep your current photocard. Paper driving licences issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998 will remain valid so you should still keep a hold of this, it is not to be destroyed.
You’ll still be able to use the counterpart driving licence to change your details with the DVLA, although you can also do this online. You will then be issued a photocard only.