DVLA Launches Digital Account for Drivers That Will Allow Easy Access Vehicle Details and Driving License

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London (Parliament Politic Magazine) – The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has recently announced a new option for drivers to receive digital vehicle tax reminders instead of waiting for a physical reminder in the mail.  This change is part of the DVLA’s new Driver and Vehicles account service, which allows motorists to easily access their driver and vehicle information in one convenient location.

After the launch of this service, the DVLA is seeking feedback from users to help improve and develop the service further. By signing up for this service, all drivers will have immediate access to their driving license and vehicle details online. The government assures that the service is secure and only takes five minutes to sign up.

Motorists Are Welcomed To Test The Service and Provide Feedback 

To register, vehicle owners need to visit www.gov.uk/driver-vehicles-account, provide an email address, and validate their details using a one-time passcode. Users will be required to provide personal information such as their name, date of birth, and address, and verify their identity using a UK passport. Additionally, drivers must provide a valid driving license or national insurance number during the registration process.

Julie Lennard, the Chief Executive of DVLA, encourages motorists to test the service and provide feedback. Signing up for an account is free and simple. While the service is still being developed and more features will be added, the DVLA wants to give customers early access so they can try it out and share their thoughts.

The Service Is A Convinient and Secure Platform

Starting from today, August 2nd, 2023, motorists now have the option to receive digital vehicle tax reminders instead of waiting for a paper reminder to arrive in their mailbox. This change is part of the DVLA’s new Driver and Vehicles Account service, which is being launched on GOV.UK today.

The Driver and Vehicles Account service is designed to provide motorists with a convenient and secure platform to access all their driver and vehicle information in one place. It has been launched as a public beta, and the DVLA is actively seeking feedback from motorists to further enhance the service.

Features Offered By The Platform

Creating an account on the Driver and Vehicles Account platform is a breeze, taking only about 5 minutes. Once registered, motorists can easily sign in using their email and password, gaining access to a range of features, including:

– Viewing their driving licence information, including endorsements and penalty points.
– Checking the registration status of vehicles they own, including tax and MOT status.
– Managing their contact preferences.
– Setting up vehicle tax reminders via email and, for the first time, through SMS text messages.
– Opting out of receiving vehicle tax reminders by post.

This new service not only streamlines the process for motorists but also provides a more environmentally friendly option by reducing the need for paper reminders. By embracing digital technology, the DVLA is making it easier than ever for motorists to stay on top of their vehicle tax obligations. 

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How To Register?

To register for a Driver and Vehicles account, motorists should follow these steps:

  1. Visit the website www.gov.uk/driver-vehicles-account.

  2. Enter an email address and validate their information by using a one-time passcode.
    3. Provide personal details such as name, date of birth, and address.

  3. Verify their identity by using a UK passport, even if it has expired within the last 12 months.

  4. Provide either a GB Driving Licence or a National Insurance number. Please note that the DVLA may conduct additional identity checks.

  5. Create a secure password.

It is important to note that the ‘Driver and Vehicles account’ is exclusively available to holders of GB driving licences. This service does not extend to Northern Ireland. The Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) in Northern Ireland is responsible for licensing drivers in that region and maintains the relevant records, not the DVLA.

Once an account has been created, motorists can easily log in to access a range of valuable information. This includes the ability to view their penalty points on their driving license, as well as the tax and MOT status of any vehicles they own.

Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.