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Fast turnaround and accurate results

Reduce admin and increase efficiency

What are DVLA Checks? 

DVLA Checks are vetting checks that confirm the driving background of a person you employ or are considering employing. This searches for information related to the history and status of a person’s driving license, including: 

  • Driving license validity. 
  • Driving license expiration date. 
  • Types of vehicles permitted to drive. 
  • Penalty points, offences, or disqualifications. 

These checks are useful to improve your decision-making for recruitment, achieve compliance on an ongoing basis, and determine if applicants or employees meet industry-specific requirements. 

DVLA Checks play an important role in safeguarding road users and pedestrians by protecting them against exposure to potentially unsafe drivers. Organisations that aren’t compliant with best practice could face serious consequences, such as being held responsible in line with the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. 

Eligibility for DVLA Checks 

DVLA Checks are suitable for any organisation that hires employees and third parties to drive, has employees who access company vehicles, and had employees who use their own vehicles for work-related activities. 

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Benefits of DVLA Checks with us

Carrying out employment screening is important for safeguarding. We help you save time, money and resources. You’ll also enjoy a range of other benefits:

Make safer recruitment decisions and vet staff to a higher standard.

Build trust in your organisation and amongst your community.

Receive accurate reports and have peace of mind in your recruitment decisions.

Meet your resource demands with our fast-track vetting system.

Increase staff retention by appointing the right people in the right places.

Receive advice to perform the right level of check and meet industry standards.

Our process

Our process is accessible and straightforward thanks to our bespoke system. As trusted provider, we provide a reliable and efficient service that can be tailored to your needs.

We go above and beyond to provide first-class customer care, and one-to-one expert advice is available every step of the way from our dedicated and accredited team.


Easy and free registration

You can set up an account in a matter of minutes, submit applications on our user-friendly portal and manage checks on your dashboard.


Applying for checks

To ensure efficiency, our team will use their expertise to check your applications. We will make sure the information is accurate and valid.


Receive your results

You will be notified when the results are ready. Our fast turnaround provides confirmation of your checks and peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes, you need the written consent of the applicant or employee to perform a DVLA Check on their behalf. This is similar to other types of background and vetting checks, such as Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks. DVLA Checks process personal data and therefore have to comply with data protection regulations like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our portal system supports organisations to capture consent and stay compliant with all relevant GDPR requirements.

We recommend that you perform DVLA Checks once a year, but there may be some industries where checks are performed more than once a year. We also recommend that you remain vigilant so that if an employee collects points on their license, it may be appropriate to perform DVLA Checks more often. Our portal system and first-class customer care will provide you with the support to meet your organisation’s needs.

You can use the government website to perform a DVLA Check, but this isn’t advised. The government website is more suited to individual checks, whereas it’s more challenging for organisations who need to perform multiple DVLA Checks because of its manual functionality and the amount of administration it needs. For these organisations, using Checks Direct is more time-efficient and a smoother customer experience. You can also benefit from the experience and expertise of our friendly and helpful team.

Supporting services

Our additional services can be used alongside DVLA Checks to provide comprehensive compliance and peace of mind. 

Make every check count

Keep your organisation and people safe with our independent and verified checks.