Fake driving licences are against the law and can result in large fines and even prison time if they are used for illegal purposes, such as giving false information or identification. There are many websites that offer “genuine fakes” and can end up costing you money for a silly, novelty item that has no other use other than to be “used for entertainment purposes”.
How Can You Get A Fake Driving Licence?
There are numerous driving licence websites that claim to offer fake driving licences. It is best to avoid using these as they may offer an impressive looking product but you could find yourself out of pocket as they don’t send you anything after taking your money or send you something terribly fake. Of course, in either of these situations, there is no-one you can complain to about the quality of service you have received as what you are doing (or trying to do) is illegal.
The majority of websites that advertise themselves as selling fake driving licence tend to do one of two things. The first thing is they offer you a card that doesn’t exist such as a “Provisional Motorcycle Permit”, an “International Driving Permit”, a “European Driving Permit” or a “National Identification Card”. There are no legal versions of these card given to anyone of any age or status, so they are best to be avoided.
The other thing that you can find is that even though a site appears to produce decent fake looking licences, somewhere in their small print or even on the back of the card, they will have a statement saying that the cards are produced for novelty purposes and have no other use. You tend to find this out from the FAQ section of their website and if you want to make sure this is not the case, you should contact the website directly. If they don’t have any contact details, that should be enough of a warning sign to just walk away from the site altogether.
Is It Illegal To Have A Fake Driving Licence?
While it isn’t illegal to have a “novelty” driving licence, it is illegal to use it to lie about your background or status. This includes things such as getting car insurance or going into a club, pub or bar. The majority of false ID’s sold on the internet are useless as forms of identification as they can only be used for novelty reasons.
If you visit a website or someone tells you that the cards they are making are “perfectly legal” or other words to that affect, this is probably because they are not copies of official driving licences. They may also have a disclaimer on the reverse stating that they are novelty cards, something that a bouncer, bar staff or anyone else you may produce it for will be trained to spot.
Another way to think of using a fake ID is that if you were to make an application for a driving licence from the DVLA and provided false information, you would be guilty of committing an offense. However, the issuing authority, in this example, the DVLA, would not be guilty as they took your details as genuine.
What Can Be The Consequences Of Using A Fake Driving Licence?
The consequences of using a fake driving licence can be very severe. At the most, you can face a £5,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison. It can also impact any establishments you use the licence at, as they can get a fine of up to £5,000 or may have to voluntarily close for up to 48 hours.
If a particular venue is found to have been serving children at least twice within a period of 3 months, they can get a fine of up to £10,000 and have their licence suspended for up to 3 months. As well as this, they may find that the licensing authority makes the decision to review their alcohol licence.