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Old Jun 16th 2009, 5:41 pm
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Okay so I know in the U.S you can ask for your driving history record at the DMV, but born and raised in UK I have not heard if you could do that at the DVLA..someone please correct me if I am wrong.
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Old Jun 16th 2009, 6:22 pm
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Okay so I know in the U.S you can ask for your driving history record at the DMV, but born and raised in UK I have not heard if you could do that at the DVLA..someone please correct me if I am wrong.
You can. When I did it in 2005 it cost £5 and they faxed me a copy of my Driving Record. Just call them and ask for a copy of your driving record;

http://www.dvla.gov.uk/contactus/drivers_enquires.aspx
Staffed telephone enquiry hours: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm Monday to Friday and 8:00 am - 5.30 pm on Saturday. Outside these times you normally will be able to listen to a variety of messages covering the most commonly asked question on driver and vehicle licensing and vehicle registration

Telephone: 0870 240 0009
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Old Jun 16th 2009, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Sasoozie View Post
You can. When I did it in 2005 it cost £5 and they faxed me a copy of my Driving Record. Just call them and ask for a copy of your driving record;

http://www.dvla.gov.uk/contactus/drivers_enquires.aspx
I just spoke to a guy at DVLA, he explained in plain simple terms NO
what he can fax or mail me is the same information that i have on my photo card DL AND on the counterpart paper (which will have any points or fines etcc)
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Originally Posted by whatadiva View Post
I just spoke to a guy at DVLA, he explained in plain simple terms NO
what he can fax or mail me is the same information that i have on my photo card DL AND on the counterpart paper (which will have any points or fines etcc)
And how is that different from your DMV 'driving history'?
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But why would you need it....
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But why would you need it....
My insurance company asked for it when I got my first auto policy in the US. I know it contains the same info as the paper driving license, but it kept the insurance company happy and got me an experienced driver discount.

Well worth the little effort it took to get it.
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My insurance company asked for it when I got my first auto policy in the US. I know it contains the same info as the paper driving license, but it kept the insurance company happy and got me an experienced driver discount.

Well worth the little effort it took to get it.
And another one falls for the patter ...
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I worked for a short time in Canada, to drive the company vehicles the insurance required a "protocol" basically a driving history, so my US licence was no good, but they happily accepted my UK licence card along with the paper counterpart.

So do you need something else?
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I married my Insurance agent before finding out that was a load of
bait and switch ...
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I married my Insurance agent before finding out that was a load of
bait and switch ...
What, so they tell you you're getting this discount and that discount, but really you're just paying the same as anybody else?
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What, so they tell you you're getting this discount and that discount, but really you're just paying the same as anybody else?
Pretty much.
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And another one falls for the patter ...
Maybe...Maybe not. I was getting quoted $130 a month without providing the document - so I'm happy to be a sucker if that got me my $70/month deal on a UK licence with no US driving history.
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Originally Posted by whatadiva View Post
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Okay so I know in the U.S you can ask for your driving history record at the DMV, but born and raised in UK I have not heard if you could do that at the DVLA..someone please correct me if I am wrong.
In the past you could request info from DVLA. My husband did it for our insurance so the insurance agent could have physical proof that he had been driving since he was a late teen; otherwise, it would have had him started driving at the age when he immigrated over. DVLA sent information only by mail at the time. This happened 4 years ago.
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In the past you could request info from DVLA. My husband did it for our insurance so the insurance agent could have physical proof that he had been driving since he was a late teen; otherwise, it would have had him started driving at the age when he immigrated over. DVLA sent information only by mail at the time. This happened 4 years ago.
The paper section of your licence has that information on it as did the old pink paper jobbies.
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The paper section of your licence has that information on it as did the old pink paper jobbies.
yup, that's what I showed when we moved to mass, just meant we were considered to be drives 18 and up rather than as a fresh 16 year old driver.
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