|Motoring - Check Your Employees Driving Licences|
|The Legal Aspects of Motoring in the UK|
|UK Driving Licence Categories|
|Standard Driving licences for Passenger Cars|
|Minibuses and Commercial Vehicles|
|Endorsement Offence Codes|
|Holders of Overseas Licences|
|Driving Licence Checking Procedures|
|Drivers Licence checklist|
|Appendix A - Vehicle Category Descriptions|
|Appendix B - Annotated Sample Driving Licence|
|Appendix C - DVLA medical standards|
|Appendix D - Endorsement Offence Codes|
|Appendix E - Designated countries (non-EC) and Gibraltar|
These are the names recorded on the driver’s record.
These are the forenames recorded on the driver’s record.
3. Date of birth; place of birth
These are the details recorded on the driver’s record.
4. Date of licence issue, photo expiry, issuing authority
The date shown in 4a is the date the photocard was issued. 4b is the date on which the photocard must be renewed. The authority that issued the licence is shown in 4c. In Great Britain that is DVLA.
6. Holder’s photograph
This is digitally reproduced from the photograph provided by the applicant.
7. Holder’s signature
This is digitally reproduced from the signature provided on the application form.
8 Holder’s address
This shows the driver’s permanent address in Great Britain.
9 Entitlement categories
The letters in capitals show the categories of entitlement covered by the European Community Directive. National categories are shown in smaller letters.
10 Issuing Authority roundel
This shows the stamp of the EC authority that issued the licence.
11 Ghost image of photograph
This ghosted image of the holder’s photograph is a security feature.
12 Production barcode
Used to link a photocard with its counterpart document ready for despatch.
These illustrations are representations of types of vehicles in those categories shown.
17 Information codes
The code numbers printed in this area indicate what (if any) restrictions the entitlement is subject to.
18 Other information codes
Codes relating to such things as eyesight correction will be shown here.