Applying For a Provisional Driving License is crucial if you want to learn how to drive, without one you are unable to begin learning to drive. So to start your process of getting a full UK driving license you need to apply for a provisional driving license.
When to apply.
You can apply for your provisional driving license when you’re 15 years 9 months old. However, that doesn’t mean you can drive a car from then, by law you must be 17 years old before you can drive a car with a
. Even then you must be under supervision.
Applying online is the cheapest and fastest way to applying for a Provisional driving license, and the method we would recommend. To apply for a provisional license online you will need;
- A form of identity, for example, a passport, ID, or any immigration document
- Address of where you live
- Your National Insurance Number, you can find this on your National Insurance card, payslips or correspondence from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for those who have. If you don’t we’ll take care of it.
- application fee
- be supervised by a qualified driver (except if riding a motorcycle)
- display L plates (L plates or D plates in Wales)
The vehicle must:
- be registered with DVLA
- have up to date vehicle tax (check if your vehicle is taxed online)
- have a current MOT certificate (if your vehicle needs one)
- be roadworthy
You must also have a minimum of third party insurance that covers your use of the vehicle.
Changes to personal or vehicle details
You must tell DVLA if you:
- change your name or gender
- change your address
- make any alterations to your vehicle
- sell your vehicle
- have or develop a medical condition
You’ll need to change your name on both your driving licence and your vehicle log book (V5C). Apply for your first provisional driving licence. Get your first provisional driving licence for a moped, motorbike and car from DVLA online. To apply you must:.