Last days of paper licence
From 8 June 2015, the driving licence paper counterpart will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard. These details include some vehicle categories you are entitled to drive and any endorsement/penalty points. After this date, the paper counterpart will no longer have any legal status. DVLA suggests destroying your paper counterpart after this date. However, you still need to keep your current photocard driving licence. Paper driving licences issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998 will remain valid and should not be destroyed. This does not affect photocard licences issued by DVA in Northern Ireland.