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Car Hire and what you need to remember
« on: April 12, 2016, 02:07:43 AM »
Hi All - - I have tried to reproduce below the nuts and bolts of the DVLA website page concerning hire cars in general and what info you need to take with you.
Best to do this just before you leave or you can do it on-line while on holiday. Failing that the hire company can do it on the phone, as long as you have your info with you.
The most important thing besides your Driving Licence, is to take your National Insurance Number with you, so a licence ‘check code’ can be generated,
to share your driving record with someone, e.g. a car hire company. This has been in force for a while, but easily forgotten.
This is basically what you will see on the DVLA website.
I hope this is of some help. Also check that your photo is in date - you may need to update the image on your photo-card driving licence.

View or share your driving licence information
You can use this service to: view your driving record, eg vehicles you can drive
check any penalty points or disqualifications you have
create a licence ‘check code’ to share your driving record with someone, eg a car hire company
The ‘check code’ will be valid for 21 days.
You can’t use this service:
if your licence was issued outside of England, Wales or Scotland or to check the progress of a licence application or to check historical information, eg expired penalty points


You’ll need:
Your driving licence number -  your National Insurance number  -  And the postcode on your driving licence

(It’s a criminal offence to obtain someone else’s personal information without their permission).

https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence#before-you-start

https://www.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk/driving-record/licence-number


To enter details
You should only use this service to view or share your own driving licence.

Use a different service if you want to check someone else’s driving licence information.

Your driving licence number  Example: MORGA657054SM9IJ
►Where to find your driving licence number

Your National Insurance number  Example: QQ123456C
►Where to find your National Insurance Number

Postcode  Example: EH1 9SP

To access this service online, details from your DVLA record and your National Insurance number will be shared with other government departments (HMRC and DWP) to check your identity.
Last updated by DLVA: 6 April 2016


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Re: Car Hire and what you need to remember
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2016, 02:59:00 PM »
So much red tape......

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Re: Car Hire and what you need to remember
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 02:04:37 AM »
It's only three bits of information. Not that bad!



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Re: Car Hire and what you need to remember
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 02:30:39 AM »
Didn't need any of this last year when hiring from Thanassis, ( Tsaros rent a car ) just my driving licence as usual. Is this new for this year?

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Re: Car Hire and what you need to remember
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2016, 03:14:41 AM »
No, it's from last year as well, it's designed to replace the 2nd part paper licence we used to have to carry.
This would show any endorsements, etc., but it protects you in the event of a claim.
Vallentis didn't ask me last year either, but it's a requirement by all EU insurance companies for hire cars etc. for UK Driving Licences, not sure about any other country's licences.
Best safe than sorry - it's easy to get.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2016, 03:16:46 AM by tonyco1 »
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Re: Car Hire and what you need to remember
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 03:07:47 PM »
Nothing special here in Belgium....just driving licence,and my car insurance covers any car in any country plus accomodation in the event of breakdown....I drive a 1.6 tdi and its 2 years old full cover for 550€ per year...


 

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