Driving Licence (DVLA UK)

What is possible with a Driving Licence (DVLA UK) check?

The Driving Licence (DVLA UK) check will confirm whether the candidate has any driving offences/endorsements. Using the data provided by either the client or the candidate, DVLA report will provide:

  • Type of offence with offence code
  • Amount of fines
  • Number of points
  • Date of offence
  • How long the offence will stay on the licence
  • Validity of Light Goods Vehicles (LGV) and Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) driving entitlements
  • Personal details such as name, address and even photograph as held by the DVLA

If the driver does not hold a UK driving licence, the check will confirm if they have received any endorsements or disqualifications whilst driving in the UK using their international licence.

Note - The DVLA won’t complete the request until an OCR formatted PDF form they provide is completed. This will be provided to you before signing up to the API and is also available to download here.


Structure of the check

To raise an order with a DVLA UK Check, the check name is DrivingLicenceDVLAUK.

There is a maximum of one DVLA check per order, thus quantity is not required for this check.


Client entry order

A typical example of a client entry order for an Driving Licence (DVLA UK) check.

Request

                
"Checks": [
  {
    "CheckType": "DrivingLicenceDVLAUK"
  } 
]
                
            

Response

                
"Checks": [
  {
    "CheckType": "DrivingLicenceDVLAUK",
    "CheckState": {
      "StateDescription": "Application" 
    },
    "Id": "10001",
    "Comment": ""
  }
]
                
            

Candidate entry order

A Typical example of a candidate entry order for an Driving Licence (DVLA UK) check.

Request

                
"CheckGroups": [
  {
    "CheckTypeId": "DrivingLicenceDVLAUK"
  }
]
                
            

Response

                
"Checks": [
  {
    "CheckState": {
      "StateDescription": "Awaiting candidate entry"
    },
    "Id": "10001",
    "Comment": "",
    "CheckType": "DrivingLicenceDVLAUK"
  }
]