Paper Driving Licences & Counterparts: The New Rules you Need to Know

On 8th June 2015, the paper counterpart to the driving licence photocard is being abolished. From this date, paper counterparts will no longer be issued by the DVLA and won’t hold any legal status.

The official advice is that you should destroy the paper counterpart after this date, but keep your photocard licence. The end of the counterpart may seem fairly straightforward, but it has spelled some confusion in two main areas.