...............and need it for a hire car.
I don't remember ever seeing this posted on here but IF your dozy OH forgets to bring it as mine did.
Believe me,It was ALL he had to pack along with the passports. I nearly murdered him!!!!
*Ring DVLC Direct on 00441792782341 and select the option for overseas calls ( It's answered very quickly)
*Tell them your problem and have ready a fax number ( could be the car hire office one or your hotel)
* Give them a few details/your credit/debit card payment for £5 and a receiving fax number.
They will fax a fully legal Certificate of Entitlement to Drive , officially stamped and dated............AND send it to you within ONE HOUR!!!
Brilliant, easy, fast service from DVLC and many, many thanks to the Thomson Rep who told me about this. :O) :O)
PS I wrote all this out in English for our hire company to keep as they hadn't heard of the service either and had, on occasions, to send away some very disappointed people in the same boat.