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Changes To Driving Licence Documentation

Over the next few weeks, you may hear the news that from January 2015, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will no longer issue the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence.

What this means for you and your applicants

From a DBS perspective, this does not change the identity group set.

From January 2015, a photocard driving licence issued by DVLA without the paper counterpart will still be classified as a Group 1 primary identity document.

This change does not have any impact on how you validate an applicant’s identity and you are reminded these are minimum ID requirements set by the DBS.

The DBS identity guidelines will also be updated to reflect this change and further details can be found on the DVLA website.

If you're unsure how to verify you applicants' ID Documents, call a Personnel Checks Advisor who will be more than happy to help with any queries you have.

01254 355688

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