My husband and I still hold our original paper driving licences and have never been asked by the DVLA to change them for the plastic photocard licences.

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Drivers who are caught with an invalid licence could face a £1,000 fine.

The change comes following a Department for Transport review last October into how the DVLA could "deliver better services and save money for the taxpayer".

The site then generates a passcode valid for one use within 72 hours.

Give this to the hire company and it will be able to check your driving record.

Paper driving licences should not be destroyed – they'll still be valid after 8 June.

It’s never been mandatory for drivers to replace their traditional style paper driving licence with the photocard licence, and this will remain unchanged.

Old style paper driving licences issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998 will still be valid and should not be destroyed.

The DVLA confirmed that there would be no charge for changing an old style paper licence to a photocard licence with a change of details.

In 2015 the paper counterpart to photo card driving licences will be phased out, as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) continues with its drive to digitise motoring records.