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What are the requirements of my licence?

UK and Northern Ireland Driving Licence holders must have held a full and valid driving licence for a minimum of 12 months (except for rentals starting from Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton when the full and valid licence must have been held for a minimum of 2 years prior to picking up the vehicle) and not have any of the following not acceptable endorsement or disqualification restrictions.

UK DRIVING LICENCE ENDORSEMENTS

ACCEPTABLE?

UK Licence Endorsements: UT10/20/30/40/50 

(N. Ireland Licence Endorsements: 50.08.290, 50.08.295)

Not Acceptable

Any licence with two or more periods of DISQUALIFICATION

Not Acceptable

Any licence with one period of DISQUALIFICATION or

Any licence with no periods of DISQUALIFICATION

Acceptable Only After 5 Years From Date Of Offence

Any licence with one period of DISQUALIFICATION of less than 6 months

Or

Any licence with no periods of DISQUALIFICATION

Refer to specific Endorsement Codes below

UK Licence Endorsements: DD10/20/30/40/50/60/70/80/90 
DG10/40/60/80/90 
DR10/20/30/31/40/50/60/70/80/90

(N. Ireland Licence Endorsements: 41.04.001, 41.04.002, 50.08.018, 50.08.123, 50.08.124, 50.08.125, 50.08.126, 50.08.127, 50.08.129, 50.08.130, 50.08.132, 50.08.133, 50.08.136, 50.08.139, 50.08.142, 50.08.201)

Only One Dd/Dg/Dr Endorsement Allowed

Dd Endorsement - Acceptable Only After 4 Years From Date Of Offence

Dg/Dr Endorsement - Acceptable Only After 3 Years From Date Of Offence

UK Licence Endorsements: CD40/50/60/70/71 

(N. Ireland Licence Endorsements: 50.08.204, 50.08.208, 50.08.212)

Acceptable Only After 5 Years From Date Of Conviction

UK Licence Endorsements: BA40/BA60/CD80/CD90/IN10/MR19

(N. Ireland Licence Endorsements: 50.08.019)

Acceptable Only After 4 Years From Date Of Offence (In10) / Conviction

(Remainder)

UK Licence Endorsements: MR09/MR29

Acceptable Only After 3 Years From Date Of Conviction

All Other Codes

Acceptable

NOTE: These restrictions apply to endorsements recorded on UK and Northern Ireland Driving Licences and will be considered in the order they are listed (e.g. if a licence has two or more periods of disqualification it is not acceptable even if the two corresponding endorsement codes are both acceptable on their own)

 

Also, you be required to provide validation of their driving record each time they hire a Vehicle from us to drive in the UK. To do this they will need to use the DVLA online service “Share Driving Licence” (at https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence) to view and create a one-time passcode. To obtain the passcode the driver will be required to supply his/her driving licence number, National Insurance number and home postcode

If a driver is unable to obtain a passcode online then s/he should call the DVLA Customer Contact Centre on 0300 083 0013 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm). If this is not possible then provided the driver brings their National Insurance number with them when picking up a vehicle we can help them try to obtain the passcode by giving them access to Share Driving Licence.

For more information around the driving licence changes and guidance on using ‘Share Driving Licence’, drivers can visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-licence-changes

Holders of the old style UK paper licence must also provide a Share Driving Licence passcode together with an additional form of photographic ID which can be a Full Valid Passport, an Armed Forces ID Card or a Police Warrant Card. No other form of identification will be accepted.

Non UK driving licence holders must provide:

· A full and valid driving licence which has been held for a minimum of 12 months. It must be clearly identifiable as a driving licence; entitle the licence holder to drive the category of vehicle they wish to rent from us and valid for use in the UK.  If these conditions cannot be met then an International Driving Permit will be required (as well as your home driving licence.

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