The photocard licence is now issued on its own in a bid by the Government to reduce red tape and simplify services relating to road transportation; having previously stopped issuing physical tax discs to drivers.
There is now an online service which allows licence holders to see the information currently held about their entitlements or endorsements and if required there is a way of sharing this information with you.
We don’t require that paper licences are validated for any of our products, but if it is part of your existing process the Government has put together some useful information about what information you can access. Click here to take a look
If your software house gives the ability to record a Driver Licence Number then it is good practice to start collecting these from customers if possible. In the future once the MyLicence system is operational across all platforms it will give the ability to validate licences at point of quote, thus enhancing the information available to us.
Some useful links: