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When you can apply

You can apply for your first  provisional driving licence when you’re 15 years and 9 months old.

You can start driving when you’re:

  • 17 if you want to drive a car
  • 16 if you want to ride a moped or light quad bike

Your licence will say when you can start driving different vehicles.

 It costs £34 to apply online. You can pay by MasterCard, Visa, Electron or Delta debit or credit card.


You’ll need to provide:


  • an identity document unless you have a valid UK biometric passport
  • addresses where you’ve lived over the last 3 years
  • your National Insurance number if you know it


You’ll get a confirmation email from DVLA after you’ve applied. You might be asked to take part in research by email, but you can opt out.


Your licence should arrive within one week if you apply online. It may take longer if DVLA need to make additional checks.


When you can drive with a provisional licence


There are different rules depending on your age and the type of vehicle.


 Check what vehicles you can drive and when before you start to learn.


Other ways to apply


You can apply by post. Fill in form D1 available from the DVLA form ordering service and certain Post Office branches.


It costs £43 to apply by post. Make your cheque or postal order payable to DVLA (do not send cash).


You’ll also need to include:

You must send original documents.

Send your application and payment to:

  • DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD - if all your documents are from the UK
  • DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AF - if any of your documents are from outside the UK


Your provisional licence should arrive within 3 weeks. Contact DVLA if it has not arrived by then.