Provisional Licence

Everything You Need to Know About Applying for a Provisional Licence in the UK 

Are you ready to get behind the wheel? Before you can start driving, you need to apply for a provisional licence from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about applying for a provisional licence in the United Kingdom 

What Is a Provisional Licence? 

A provisional licence is essentially your permit to drive on public roads in the United Kingdom. When you receive your provisional licence, it will include details such as your name, address, date of birth and photo. It will also state whether or not you are allowed to drive certain types of vehicles such as motorbikes 


How Do I Apply for a Provisional Licence? 

To apply for a provisional licence, you must be at least 15 years and 9 months old and have access to an email address. You must also provide proof of identity such as a passport or birth certificate and proof of address such as a bank statement or utility bill. You can apply online by visiting the DVLA website or by completing form D1 from any Post Office branch. The cost of applying online is £34 while the cost of applying by post is £43 

See all about the forms on the DVLA website:


How Long Does My Provisional Licence Last? 

Your provisional licence will last until either your 70th birthday or until it expires (whichever comes first). If your application was successful, then your new provisional driving licence should arrive within one week if applied online, and up to three weeks if applied by post.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                        Conclusion: Applying for your provisional driving licence is an exciting step towards becoming a fully qualified driver! Just remember that when applying for your provisional driving licence, make sure that all forms are completed correctly and all documents are valid. With that being said, happy motoring!