apply for your first uk provisional driving licence

Apply for your UK provisional driving licence

The best way to apply for you provisional Licence is at the post office as they will cheek all the documents (price £43.00) but if you like you can book online (price £34.00) follow this link

Following information

At the post office you will need D1 form

Can meet the minimum age requirement

Any reason way you can’t apply for a driving licence

Have a valid UK passport or another form of identity

Can meet the minimum eyesight requirement

Are a Resident of Great Britain

Can provide addresses of where you have lived over the last three years

Medical conditions

If you think you may have a medical conditions take a look at this link below

It will give you the information you need.

Remember you can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result. There’s no legal age at which you must stop driving. You can decide when to stop, but medical conditions can affect your driving and might mean you have to give up your driving licence until you can meet the medical standards of fitness to drive again.

When you decide to stop driving or are advised by your doctor to stop you’ll need to tell DVLA and send them your licence.

If you do not have a UK passport

UK birth, adoption and naturalisation certificates

You can use a UK birth, adoption or naturalisation certificate, but you must send it with one of the following:

  • National Insurance card or a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) showing your National Insurance number
  • photocopy of the front page of a benefits book or an original benefits claim letter
  • P45, P60 or pay slip
  • marriage certificate or divorce papers (decree nisi or absolute)
  • a gender recognition certificate
  • college or university union card, education certificate or PASS proof of age card (issued after June 2014)

If you find any difficulty filling in the forms we recommend you take it to the post office.

We recommend that you order your provisional Driving Licence from the Post Office as there are many false websites out there charging you the earth.

If you have not held a driving licence before you must complete a:
D1 Application for an ordinary driving licence.

Forms D1 along with an information leaflet INF1D can be ordered online from Alternatively they are available from Post Office branches, Traffic Area Offices, DVLA or any of its local offices.

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