Important changes to the licence checking consent process

dh licence check dashboardAs you will have no doubt heard, on the 25th May, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will come into force.

As a provider of driving licence checks for organisations like yours, dh Licence Check have been gearing up so we are ready for this change and importantly so our customers stay compliant when it comes to checking your employees driving licences.

The DVLA have now informed us that to comply with the new Regulation, they are updating the D796 Driver Consent Form. This is the document that is currently used for employees to give consent for their employers to check their driving licence. The new form is called D906/ADD Fair Processing Declaration.

As a result of this official change, which affects all licence checking services, the consent that your employees have given previously will no longer be valid as of the 25th August 2018 so you will need to gain renewed permission from all employees whose licences you need to check.

We are here to help

We will be working closely with both our existing customers and those organisations who are thinking of switching to dh Licence Check to help you through this process, to ensure minimum disruption to your organisation. As we said above the current consent you have in place will expire on 25th August 2018 (unless your mandates are due to expire before this date) and we’ll do everything we can to help you get organised well ahead of this date.

Electronic Fair Processing Declaration

If you’re not already using electronic declarations in your organisation, then this may be an excellent option for you to think about switching to as part of this process. All you need is an email address for each employee. You can then request the electronic declaration from all your employees at once, directly from the dashboard.

The employee then completes a short process online to provide the declaration that you need, which is then valid for three years. There is NO paperwork to hand out and collect, NO scanning, No filing or storing of paper mandates in your office – and you can keep tabs on the progress via the dashboard traffic light system.

If you would like to discuss switching to electronic declarations please click here to register your interest.

However, if you prefer to continue using the paper mandates, this is fine to do so and dh Licence Check will support you through this process.


We currently have some great special offers on, if you are thinking of changing provider and our dedicated switching team can talk you through this and ensure you get our best price. Call them today on 01274 511511 or send us an enquiry.


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