You can apply for your Provisional Driving Licence 2
months before your 17th Birthday. You must not drive
on the road until you have the licence in your possession
and you must wait until your 17th birthday.
You can apply for your provisional driving licence online
through the DSA website:
in person or via the post by completing the D1 application
form available from the Post Office of from the DVLA form ordering service: www.dvla.gov.uk/onlineservices.
If applying by post you will need to enclose original documentation confirming your identity, a passport style
colour photograph and the fee of £50.00.
Send your completed application and payment to:
DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD
Your licence will usually take up to 15 working days to
When you receive your licence make sure you check
all your details to make sure they are correct. Your
provisional licence entitles you to drive a car but you
must haveL-Plates displayed, appropriate insurance
cover and be supervised at all times by a full UK licence
holder that has held a full UK licence for 3 years and is a minimum age of 21.
Who can certify my photograph?