Back in June 2015, the DVLA abolished the paper counterpart of the UK driving licence. This is the part which showed which classes of vehicle a person can drive, along with any convictions. Although the paper counterpart was not always essential when renting a car in Florida, the rental company can ask for this information. These details are available on-line, but only accessible by the rental car company where the driver has already generated a ‘check code’ from the DVLA website.

Where you are looking to hire a car, we would recommend checking with the rental car company as to see whether you need to generate a code. The DVLA website enables you to generate a code from the ‘Share Your Licence Information‘ page. Each ‘check code’ can be used once only and is valid for 21 days from the point it is generated. The website link is