Driving Licence Applications

Welcome to this section of the website that deals with driving licence applications. You need to have a provisional driving license for the category of the vehicle you intend to drive before you can take driving lessons.

If you have not held a driving licence before you must complete a:

D1 Application for an ordinary driving licence.

Form D1, along with an information leaflet INF1D, can be ordered online from the gov.uk website. Alternatively, they are available from Post Office branches, Traffic Area Offices, the DVLA, or any of its local offices.

You can use form D1 to obtain a:

  • Provisional Licence (Learner drivers)
  • Full Licence
  • Duplicate Licence
  • New licence (after losing it for health reasons)
  • New Licence (after being disqualified)
  • Renew your Licence
  • Remove out of date endorsements or suspension details.

It is also possible to apply for your licence online here. You are eligible to apply online for a first British provisional driving licence if you:

  • Are a resident of Great Britain.
  • Can meet the minimum age requirement.
  • Can meet the minimum eyesight requirement.
  • Are currently not prevented from driving for any reason.
  • Can pay the current license fee by MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, Electron, Delta or Solo debit or credit card.
  • Have a valid UK passport or another form of identity
  • Can provide addresses of where you have lived over the last three years.

The current cost of a provisional licence, or to exchange an EEA/EC licence, is currently £50.00. In most cases, the DVLA aim to deliver your driving licence to you within three weeks of receiving your application, however it might take longer if DVLA have to check on your health or personal details.