What does DVLA stand for?
Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency
I have been told to give my driving license back to DVLA and told I need a private license. What does that mean?
In the UK the "DVLA" means Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. The DVLA database is therefore a record of all the driving licence information and the vehicles registered in Britain. It can be used by the police (and to some extent insurance companies) to check that a person is allowed to drive on British roads, if the vehicle being driven is taxed and insured and who actually owns a vehicle.