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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about policing or the law? You may be able to find the answer here.

Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.

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How to share your driving licence information.

You can obtain a code via the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

In order to use the service you will need:

  • Your driving licence number (Thanks to DVSA for the photo)

  • Your post code
  • National insurance number – you can obtain this via the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number

Each code is valid for 21 days and can only be used once.

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Answers in this FAQ section are provided by the 'Ask the Police' website. Produced by the Police National Legal Database (PNLD) team, 'Ask the Police' is an official police site approved by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC). All FAQ answers are © PNLD.