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UK driving license mess in Poland


dolnoslask
18 Dec 2015 #61
With my paper only licence there was no need for a code, my wife on the other hand had to get one, this was two weeks ago at Hertz in the UK.
Steveramsfan 2 | 306
18 Dec 2015 #62
@ dolnoslask

I wrote the paper part of the photo licence.

I was meaning for Dougpol to check if the paper licence is now obsolete too as most of DVLA stuff is done online now.
dolnoslask
18 Dec 2015 #63
Steveramsfan Oh i see what you mean, I assumed dougpo had the old style license like me, sorry for my confusion.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,781
18 Dec 2015 #64
AFAIK it is now obsolete.
I applied for a replacement licence recently and only received the plastic card.
Harry
18 Dec 2015 #65
With my paper only licence there was no need for a code, my wife on the other hand had to get one, this was two weeks ago at Hertz in the UK.

Have you rented from them in the last three years? If so, your licence details are on their database. When I was collecting a car from Europcar at Gatwick last month the woman behind the counter asked for my DVLA code and then as I was looking it up in my phone told me that now she checked my booking she saw that I'd rented from Heathrow last year and so she didn't need a DVLA code from me.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
18 Dec 2015 #66
What on earth is a DVLA code and why do you need it to rent a car?
dolnoslask
18 Dec 2015 #67
Harry , No I hadn't hired since the new regs came in , until a couple of weeks ago , they told me I did not need to get a code with my old style licence, they just entered the details onto the computer.
Harry
18 Dec 2015 #68
What on earth is a DVLA code

A code that lets a hire company (or somebody else) view your driving licence history.

why do you need it to rent a car?

Because a lot of companies simply won't release a car without one (unless you're an existing client)
gov.uk/government/news/hiring-a-vehicle

Harry , No I hadn't hired since the new regs came in ,

My previous hire from Europcar was also before the new regs came in (that's why I said "I'd rented from Heathrow last year").
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,781
18 Dec 2015 #69
Well I hired a car here in the UK last month and just showed my plastic licence....


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