Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
Longview Road
Swansea SA6 7JL
Great Britain
Telephone: +44 (0) 300 790 6801 (Drivers), +44(0) 300 790 6802 (Vehicles & Trailers)
Contact person for general information: Ms Alison Davies.

Use of the EUCARIS system in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a participant of EUCARIS and provides vehicle and driving licence information for the purposes set out in the EUCARIS Treaty.

In addition the UK is making use of the EUCARIS technology for information exchange based on:

  • the 3rd Driving Licence Directive (2006/126/EU) and
  • Cross Border Exchange Directive (2015/413/EU)

Further information

The DVLA is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT).

The primary aims of the Agency are to facilitate general law enforcement by maintaining registers of drivers and vehicles, collect taxation and to assist with road safety. More detailed information about the Agency can be found on

More detailed information about vehicle and driving licence registration in the UK can be found in the publication The Vehicle Chain in Europe (