UK DVLA Eyes Mobile Drivers’ Licenses for Learner Drivers

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By Sam Gazeley | 4Q 2021 | IN-6297


DVLA Driving Towards Mobile as an ID Form-Factor


The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is planning to release a digital driver’s license for provisional license holders, with a view to extend the solution to full driver’s licenses should the project prove successful and widely adopted.

The project reinforces the intention of the DVLA to digitize its services for an increasingly digital ecosystem, bringing legacy drivers services into the modern age. This will include improving the digital process of applying for a provisional driving licence as well as other driving licence applications, with a view to extend this further in the future.

There is no current date for the rollout of the digital driver’s license, with the project having seen significant delays due to processing speed at the DVLA in recent years. The project will likely see good uptake with the UK sporting a high penetration rate of smartphones in the population. While the issuance of mobile driver’s license is being positioned as the UK breaking the shackles of the European Union (EU) and moving into post-…

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