How to apply for your Provisional Driving Licence Online


What is a Provisional Driving Licence?

Your provisional driving licence is the first step to starting your driving journey. You need a provisional licence in order to learn how to practically drive a car, without the licence you are not allowed to operate a vehicle yourself.

What is required before applying for my British provisional driving licence?

Find below the requirements that are to be met before applying:

  • You need to have a legitimate UK passport and one other form of identity
  • You are a citizen of Great Britain
  • You cannot currently have a ban on driving
  • You need to be 17 years of age or older
  • You need to meet the correct eyesight requirement or have suitable eye-ware which is approved by DSA
  • You need to be able to make a payment of £38.00 online
  • You need to provide your UK address history for the last 3 years
  • Your computer must be connected to a printer in order to print the application for postage
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Things you need to complete the application process:

  • A suitable debit or credit card
  • Details of previous addresses
  • British digital passport if you have one, otherwise regular British passport

Things to know about during the application process:

  • You will get a Government Gateway user ID in the process of applying for your provisional, if you already have one, just login with those credentials
  • With your permission, the DVLA (Driver and vehicle licensing agency) will carry out checks on your identification for security reasons
  • If you have a digital British passport the DVLA will automatically capture your photo and signature from the identity and passport service – if you have a regular passport, you can still complete the process online.
  • You will be advised during your application of the correct documentation you need to send with the printed application form.
  • Print off the application form and post it to the DVLA within 21 days
  • The DVLA endeavors to send you your new provisional photo-card driving licene within 15 working days.
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The next steps after receiving for your provisional licence:

  • Selecting a driving instructor for lessons
  • Planning your theory test
  • Learner Driver insurance if you wish to learn independently from a driving school
  • Intensive driving courses

Click here to  see some of the Frequently Asked Questions on the Provisional Driving Licences