Your Provisional Driving Licence

How to Get Your Provisional Driving Licence

Get Your Driving Licence

Before you can learn to drive a car, moped or motorcycle you must apply for a provisional driving licence. If you already hold a valid full driving licence and want to learn to drive larger vehicles, minibuses or buses you will need to apply for provisional entitlement for these vehicles.

Apply online

You can apply for your first provisional driving licence for a car, moped or motorcycle using the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's (DVLA) secure and easy to use online service.

Apply online for a first provisional driving licence
Please note, you cannot use this service if you have previously had a provisional licence.

Apply in person or by post

You can apply for your provisional driving licence by completing the D1 application form that is available from the DVLA form ordering service or Post Office® branches. You will also need to enclose original documentation confirming your identity, a passport style colour photograph and the correct fee. Send your completed application and payment to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD or you may be able to use the premium checking service.

DVLA form ordering service