Car hire (UK) Forums › Dealing with Greece › Formalities › Car hire (UK) This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by jodevizes 1 year, 11 months ago. Author Posts July 11, 2015 at 1:13 pm #158796 The GrocerParticipant Oracle UK licence holders planning to hire cars while on holiday have been given extra time for checks on their licence details as the DVLA has extended the lifetime of validation codes from 72 hours to 21 days. The move comes after a deluge of complaints from car hire companies and drivers when the paper counterpart to the driving licence was abolished on June 8. – See more at: http://www.connexionfrance.com/DVLA-licence-paper-counterpart-code-17109-view-article.html#sthash.eKqOoMJ1.dpuf July 11, 2015 at 1:26 pm #196537 jodevizesParticipant Oracle That makes more sense although to go from a paper one to a plastic plus paper one to a plastic one that needs another piece of paper seems convoluted. But then I am an old git. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.